I live in a small town that doesn’t offer trash and recycle pick-up for free like many large cities do. We have to pay for this service ourselves. There are three companies that offer trash pickup services. Two of them are very similar, just have slightly different prices. My parents (I live with them still if you didn’t know) would obviously choose the cheaper of those two. The third however, is different from the first two, it does not offer recycling pick-up. So here were my parents two options:
Option A: Trash and recycling services for 1 year.
Option B: Trash only, no recycling and Save $35 over the course of 1 year.
Yes this would mean we would throw away all of our bottles and newspapers etc. Surprisingly (to me) my parents chose Option B. I was very surprised when I heard this. I am kind of an environmentalist a little bit so this news made me sick to my stomach. It hurts every time I see my parents throw away a newspaper or glass bottle etc. I haven’t made a big fuss about it or anything like I usually do about things I like but it is eating away at me.
So I was wondering, am I just a big baby and should get over it? Which option would you choose? Is saving a little money worth it to you guys? I would love to hear what you guys think/ would do in this situation. Feel free to contact me or leave a comment. I look forward to hearing from you.