Thursday, February 24, 2011

Festival and Recycling Updates

Well, it has been a long, cold winter and perhaps winter is not completely through with us just yet even if the jonquils are blooming in my yard.  But it is time to mark your calendar.

The Helena Buck Creek Festival will be May 13 and 14 this year with lots of planning underway to make this one of the best festivals ever.  While all of the entertainment has not yet been locked down due to financial negotiation, the lineup is looking great.  You can keep up with all of the Buck Creek Festival news at their web site at

Speaking of calendars, it is now one full year of recycling at our household, and I find myself somewhat staggered by the numbers.  Remember, there are only two of us in our household, but we have tried to be diligent in recycling as much as we can.  The first thing we've noticed is that the weekly garbage can is rarely full - in fact, most weeks it is nearly empty with only one or two paper bags of garbage.  Yea for less stuff in the landfill.

According to our account at, we have recycled just a few pounds under 1,700 pounds over the last 52 weeks!!  That averages to about 65 pounds every two weeks.  WOW ! ! !  I am really awed by the amount and proud that so much did not go to the landfill.  My neighbor also mentioned in a casual conversation how much they were putting into the big blue recycle bin!  Who knows, maybe the recycled paper is some of my junk mail actually came from my recycle bin!

The number of recycle bins seen in Woodvale does not seem to have increased.  I really encourage everyone to make recycling a priority to reduce the stress on our landfills.


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