Calling Steven Wright

Steven Wright is famous for pointing out absurdities in life.  Like “How do you tell when you’re out of invisible ink?”

Or, “Why isn’t there another word for synonym?”

He’d love this:  The old blue recycling bins we used are non-recyclable.

Recently, Westporters celebrated the town’s move to single stream recycling.

An alert “06880” reader writes that she loves her new green mini-dumpster.  But when she asked officials what to do with the now-obsolete blue crates, she was told they can’t be dumped into the mini-dumpster.

Chop them up, she was instructed.  Then put them in the garbage.  They’ll end up in landfill.

Beyond the ridiculous concept of not recycling recycling bins…have you ever tried to make even a dent in one of those blue bins?

Steven Wright would be very, very proud.

"We" recycle. But the bin does not.

9 responses to “Calling Steven Wright

  1. How about “fight for peace” now that’s absurd. End all wars now, elect more women. Surf’s Up!

  2. These containers are great for moving possessions, moving house, transporting donations to Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. When your downsizing is done, recycle the bins to your friends and neighbors. Everybody downsizes. Or should… We still use bins that our Newton, Massachusetts friends gave us after they moved. Recycling the challenging items takes a little more imagination than the local bureaucracies may have. We love having bins that read “Newton Recycles.”

  3. Another example of Government “unintended consequences”

  4. The Dude Abides

    Okay, so what’s the speed of dark??

  5. Mini green dumpster? I didn’t get one!

    • Those with private trash collection got a massive green garbage can that is truly the size of a mini-dumpster. It is double the size of our regular trash can.

  6. How are the bins obsolete? They are still usable … I hope?

  7. Tracy Robinson

    I have private trash collection, and did not get a green can…

  8. nor did I, and we are still using our non recycleable blue one.