Friday, May 04, 2007

What I found...

for free! In the spring and fall around here they have a trash pickup. It's where everyone puts out their bigger items and the city takes them away for free. The past couple of years, my mom and I have gone out after dark to see what we could find. We did this again about two weeks ago. I did not know until this year that it is illegal, and I have had some serious issues with that, but still went out this year. I have even more serious issues with people throwing away perfectly good stuff and it all ending up in a landfill somewhere while we order more things from China to replace the things we threw away! Many of these things I will not keep. I will wash them up and sell them in a couple of weeks at our garage sale.

-2 white plastic chairs (one does have a slight crack in it, but will hold out for at least one season of bonfires, if not two).

-red canvas folding chair

-2 basketballs and a volleyball.

- Dora potty seat

-4 kids puzzles and 2 coloring books

-Little People airport and road

-white wooden trellis

-Large picture frame w/ heavy glass

-plastic dollhouse that folds out

-Elmo grocery cart

-4 rolls of Christmas wrapping paper

-pair of roller blades


-misc. greenery

-2 children's games


Our village's pickup is tomorrow and there is so much good stuff out there. I can't wait for the sun to go down!


Cheryl said...

WOW that is unreal. I can't believe that much was thrown away!!!

Amanda said...

I think it is one of those thinga that the police look the other way. It is good for the enviornment, saves people money and makes less work for the garbage men.

Char said...

Wow! That's a lot of stuff. Illegal?? Really?