you will probably find me in my ’87 Caballero making a run to the Glenwood Transfer Station, Eugene’s finest recycling center and garbage pit. If you’re a friend of the blog and have some stuff to add to the load, drop me an email.
This load cost $32.50 to get rid of. It included a bunch of recyclable cardboard boxes (recycling gets you a $1 discount) as well as a mattress and a boxspring ($12 each to drop off, ouch). Underneath are about 100 lbs of iron from a bedframe and random car parts. Sometimes I take the metal to Schnitzer – if you wait around they’ll pay you a bit for it, but at 6 mpg I’m not sure a special trip is environmentally or economically efficient.
This was my second trip of the day, the first was a load of books to St. Vinnies. Terry McDonald does good work and he knows how to find a good, paying home for your unwanted books. Yes I’m talking to you, Professor!
Special thanks to my daughter for helping load and unload.