I just set up recycling for the tenants. It will take a bit of recycling, though, to make up for the 3 new plastic bins I bought. I got one used at Bishop’s Attic, but I needed a space-miserly, easy to use, big system for the common area, so I ended up buying 3 stackable, lidded, 18 gallon bins from Fred Meyers for the cans, glass, and plastic. The used bin is for mixed paper. I cut holes in the lids for easy can placement, and labeled them with a gold paint pen. I meant to take a picture, but forgot the camera, so check back later and I’ll add it. Freddy’s had 98% recycled plastic bins, but not in the “usable when stacked” form, so I had to get the bad ones. And I’ve been using a big ‘ol work truck to move and get set up, so there’s some more fossil fuel down the drain, but I guess there is always some set-up cost to these things. I will not obsess 🙂 It is a beautiful set up, I think! And pretty novel for this city, to have recycling provided at an apartment. Also, I set out some compact fluorescents for people to change out their incandescents with. I need to purchase some of the spiffy new 60watt equivalent LED’s too. They are expensive, but very handy for buildings with old circuits. The LED lights can tolerate that, unlike the fluorescents. Plus the LEDs put up with cold temps (outdoors or in fridges) and are virtually unbreakable. And last forever. And no mercury.
It’s weird, I’m still feeling like a trespasser when I enter the property. I think it’ll help when we’re all moved in. I have a hard time changing around things, because it doesn’t feel like mine. I’m slowly getting over that. I can’t believe I own a whole building!!