October 22, 2017
While doing my walking exercise this morning, I chanced upon a garbage truck.
I know that the garbage collectors usually segregate the recyclables and sell them to the junk shops after they have done their day’s work. I usually see them segregate cardboards, plastic bottles, soda cans, etc. I don’t usually see them segregate papers, especially white papers.
When I saw a plastic bag containing white papers hanging at the rear end of the truck, I confirmed this with the garbage collector. Yes, he said they also segregate white papers and sell them to the junk shop. However, he said, they must be in big volumes.
Resolution: I will not go to the junk shops anymore to sell my recyclable wastes. I will give my white paper wastes together with other segregated recyclable wastes to the garbage collectors so that they can sell them to the junk shops and have additional income for the day. I just have to make sure my recyclable wastes are properly segregated and placed in proper containers.
See the cardboards they segregated.
See the plastic bag containing the white paper wastes.
Gave them this big bag of white paper wastes.
For the past so many years, circa 2009 I believe or earlier, I have been collecting white paper waste for recycling. I would usually bring and sell it to the junk shop. The price is about P7 per kilo. Then, I would distribute the money that I got from the sale of white paper to my children and my house help.
Today, I decided to give it to a maintenance personnel from our village when I saw him collecting cardboards to be sold to the junk shop.
My white paper waste has decreased in volume since after my retirement in 2014. It would take me now about 4 to 5 months to reach an enough volume to bring to the junk shop. I now would find the white paper waste collection space occupying. I thought of giving it to the garbage collectors. However, from experience, the garbage collector would just mix the white paper waste with the other wastes they would collect that in the end, the white paper waste is not brought to recycling or to the junk shop.
Two weeks ago, I met an 78-year-old scavenger in the village and I took pity on her. I offered to give her my white paper wastes. However, she never came back to get the stuff. So, today, I decided to give it to the maintenance personnel collecting junks to be sold to the junk shop. I ended achieving two things at the same time: white paper waste recycling and helping this maintenance personnel financially.