This was the view outside our house Saturday evening after the last student had departed for the summer. If you think this is a lot, multiply it by 3 for the number of times the garbage truck had already made pickups that day. And that's just one dorm on one college campus.
I hate to see so much going to waste! Thankfully, by this morning's garbage truck run, almost all of the big items that were laying on the ground have been taken.
Rummaging across campus this weekend earned us the following discards:
*two dozen plastic hangers
*a narrow cabinet (needs some work but we hope to turn it into a phone stand for our kitchen)
*two boxes of colored markers
*2 new, sealed bottles of natural shampoo
*a woven basket that will make a great trash receptacle for our new 2nd bathroom
*a metal stepladder
*an unopened package of IKEA napkins
*several pieces of plywood that Eric will use to build shelves for our garage
*a pair of scissors
*a cordless phone!
*3 VHS tapes still in the package
Can you believe it?! I know there are many things wrong with this picture. I felt kinda guilty taking stuff, but otherwise it would go to the dump!