March 24, 2018

Recycling In Island Park

As a person who doesn’t have a bear-proof garbage can, I’m at the Island Park landfill a couple of times a week. And I have to say I’m amazed at the amount of garbage that goes into that place. I mean, we’re a small community. Yes there are many homes here, but on any given day, a large percentage of them aren’t being used. But that doesn’t stop an incredible amount of garbage going into the landfill.

For those who haven’t noticed, the folks over at the landfill have placed bins for those who care about our community and want to do their part by recycling. There are specific bins for glass, cardboard, magazines and newspapers, aluminum, etc. Please note that these are by the entrance to the landfill, not over by where you throw everything else.

Yes, I know it’s inconvenient to separate the garbage. Yes, I know you don’t have room at your home for three or four garbage bins. Yes, I know you’re only here infrequently and it’s not you who is responsible for all the garbage. But at the end of the day, would you rather separate out your garbage or come to a formerly pristine wilderness now dotted with old landfills?

It’s not that hard. Please consider keeping our garbage impact to a minimum by recycling. If everyone just does a little, the result will be huge. Please join all of us here at Island Park dot com and recycle while you’re here. Thanks!!!!