Dude, Where’s My Trash/Recycle Bin?

Ever come back from work to a sidewalk or alley strewn with trash and recycle bins tossed around as if a hurricane had blown through. You look among the bins laying on their sides, searching for the one that is yours, but most of them all look alike. And maybe, and I hope not, you may discover the one that is yours, is gone.
This is my little service announcement to tell you to put your address on your trash and recycle bin. Not in magic marker, as that fades, but feel free to use it on the inner lid. It doesn’t fade as quickly there. Paint. Use paint, it lasts longer. Do the lid and the sides. And try to put your whole address if possible. I once discovered a Bloomingdale recycle bin on my TC block. Luckily, the owners had put the street address on the bin, so I rolled it on over, across Florida Avenue, over to the address listed. I hope it was NW.
Also, for myself, does anyone have one of those old square recycle bins they aren’t using? I would like an extra container to grow tomatoes in.

One thought on “Dude, Where’s My Trash/Recycle Bin?”

  1. I got no results when I googled on “trash bin marker.” There’s a niche, maybe a big one, for someone who offers permanent labeling markers for trash bins online — filled with white, oil-base paint.

    Aloha ~~~ Ozzie Maland ~~~ San Diego

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