Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Houston recycle-mania

Leaving in about thirty hours with so many errands still left to do- I’m feeling a little frantic! My brain is scattered. Today I left my work spot for a few minutes & came back to realize I'd covered up my phone with my wallet.

Stress really is exhausting. I've been downing any and all forms of caffeine to keep going. According to the book I’m reading (The Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier), I’m exacerbating the problem since I’m consuming empty calories without the micronutrients.

But onto my coolest discovery.

Since yesterday was Memorial Day, there was no curbside recycle pick-up. I’ve been piling up cardboard boxes and plastics outside my door with my packing marathon. Turns out, there is a 24/7 drive-up RecycleExpress in West University. It is on 5004 Dincans, off Kirby behind Goode Company Seafood.

This place is Recycling Heaven.


It is inspiring to see people pulling up (sometimes in their gas-guzzling SUV’s but people have vices!) and sorting out their recyclable trash. It is also kind of fun. It's like a drive-through... only in reverse. And you don't get food. But it is open 24/7 so you can come recycle any time you want to.

Here’s a practical tip if you are running errands: map out your errands in clockwise direction. This way you don’t have to wait for right turns. This is how UPS saves millions of gallons of fuel each year.