This is where your trash goes Thurston county! The bags get tossed to the side and the stuff not in bags goes on the convier belt where workers separate trash from treasures. Then it travels all the way to Roosevelt Washington's land fill. The treasures are wood and metals and anything that can be recycled.
The metal grave yard. We say lots of bikes that looked like it can be reused.
A perfectly good washer now dented but some manufactures toss them because they can not be resold! Crazy~!
The wood gets chipped and purchased to use for energy sources.
We got a tour of the compost we have two compost in our yard that we have never know how to use, its time to put it to some good use.
Worm bin compost
This park is right at the hill of the recovery center and its not stinky ;) nice place to go with your family to learn about compost, recycling and trash.
Boys getting their dinner at the Olympia C0-OP
This Tuesday we did GO Green in light of Earth day. We asked the Thurston county trash and recovery center for a tour and they were more than willing even if it was just a us. It was fascinating to learn all about what happens to our trash when it leaves our curb side, very educational and inspirational on reusing and reducing! According to state law the landfills have to be turned back to to public after 10 years of closing. So the county built this great park right at the entrance of the recovery center. We have never been there and its very nice.
We then to the kids to the Olympia Co-Op and had a small lecture about what it means to buy local, I think by this time they crowd was starving and not much for moms talks!
We went home to work on our home-made compost that did not turn out ;(. We have to re-do!
Tuesday was our first blazing HOT day in Olympia, so the kids were wiped out after the 50 minute tour, they liked it but mentioned to me that they really like being home on our Tuesdays.
An inexpensive gift idea and a fun recipe!
6 years ago