My neighbors asked me to take their trash to the curb while they’re away on vacation. This family generates more trash in a week than we can in months. I opened their garage door and it was like a portal to Mexico City. A small Mexican boy came out from under the BMW and tried to sell me Chicklets and shine my ‘zapatas.’
It’s time for Bitness to step on to the soap box and make a public service address: RECYCLE. For starters consider used equipment and what to do with those funky Nikes colonizing in the back of your closet…
Gym Equipment: Here in SE New England we have Big Fitness. I’ve went to the one in Pawtucket, RI and they have a TON of used commercial equipment like treadmills, stair climbers, ellipticals, bikes, weight equipment, etc, etc. Often times what you purchase can be financed, offers a warranty and includes delivery. Check your local listings to find a similar business in your area.
Running Shoes: Runners can get attached to their shoes after logging so many miles together. Maybe you set a PR in your lucky Adidas, or if you’re like me, perhaps you’ve pledged your life to your shoes if only they can get you home from the bowels of some unknown wilderness area. A site called Run The Planet has a decent collection of links for recycling your shoes. Put your old running shoes on the feet of needy children in some of the world’s poorest places, or have them recycled to athletic surfaces (running tracks).
Do your part, support recycling.