Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sunday's Project 1

Oh Happy Day!

The city is putting on something called the Big Bin Event* all through the summer. They set up locations where you can take stuff you can't normally put out for garbage pick-up; stuff like old mattresses, box springs, appliances, etc.

The Big Bin location for our area of the city is open this weekend--so we resolved to get the crap out of our yard and drive it down in the back of the car today.

I firmly believe there are some "before" pictures which should not be shown unless there is an "after" immediately available.

This is one of those:




We figured out a way to lift the back seats so that the back of the car is one flat surface under the hatchback. My mom came and watched the kids for the hour or so it took to get the job done. And there were even members of the Rotary Club at the dump site who emptied the car out for us!



It was so easy. I am full of glee, of good cheer, and I'm thinking of utilizing other locations at later dates to clean out the garage.

I am a happy woman.

*Just to clarify--all of these items would normally be accepted at the dump. The dump, though, is a long way away and involves paying a fee (about $12.00 plus so much per pound above a certain base weight). This was free--and close by.

4 comments :

Colleen (CQ in DC / quinncx) said...

wonderful! I wish we had something similar- I have an AC I need to get rid of, and I suspect my apt building will hate me if I just dump it down with the trash...

Alana in Canada said...

We have something called an Eco-centre which takes batteries, old paint, electronics, and other "houshold hazardous waste"--do you not have something like that in DC?

We are extremely fortunate to live in a city that has won awards for its various garbage disposal facilities and programs....but surely there'd be somewhere you could take it?

Colleen (CQ in DC / quinncx) said...

I live in a city that was infamous for requiring citizens to separate recycling and the delivering it to the same landfill as the regular trash! That was many years ago so I am going to look into it tomorrow, but I am not terribly confident...

lorijo said...

is it a portable a/c and does it work? if those are yes's then you can donate it to goodwill (or the ilk)
My city has a "spring clean up day" you just drag all your crap to the curb and they will pick it up (if the scavengers in pickups don't get it first!)

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