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Need some anti-recycling bumper stickers (vanity)
June 9, 2003

Posted on 06/09/2003 2:54:06 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan

Here's the deal. Out in Sacramento County where I live they provide each house with three of those big plastic trash cans, a brown one for garbage, a black one for lawn clippings and a green one for recycling products.

When I first moved in they showed up with all three and I told them to take away the recycling can because I was not going to use it. Family and friends suggested that I keep it and just fill it up with regular garbage. My problem is that I refuse to place it at the end of my driveway along with all the other sheeples advertising that I don't mind participating in socialist behavior modification.

My problem now is that when I moved in there were just my wife and two daughters and I and so I got by with the trash space we had. After the third baby I went to a trash compactor for all the plastic bottles and cartons and that saved a ton of room for a while. We had another baby this year and now with 6 people in the house the volume of trash has gone up and its getting diffuclt to deal with.

My choices were to either order another brown garbage can and pay through the nose for it; (apparently this is considered bad behavior for we lab rats, and when you order another one they need to apply a severe electric shock by way of some huge monthly charge.) or to order the green can for free and just throw garbage in it.

So I finally gave in and ordered the green "recycling" trash can. To set the message straight for my neighbors and other passers bye, I want to plaster it with anti-recycling bumper stickers.

I don't think the garbage-nazis care, since no one has objected yet to the DUMP DAVIS stickers we all still have on our cans on my block.

My request to my fellow freepers is this...Where can I get some good anti-environment anti-recycling bumper stickers?


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...and if you have just one or two that you forgot where you bought them I'd be happy to send a buck or trade for a couple of those now famous DUMP DAVIS stickers that are coming back in style again.
1 posted on 06/09/2003 2:54:06 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan
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To: Gophack
PING
2 posted on 06/09/2003 2:58:05 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Haven't a clue but I'll be happy to bump this for you.
3 posted on 06/09/2003 2:59:09 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America and Israel)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Let me see if I have this straight. You intend to mis-use the green can because it's free, but you want to place bumper-stickers on it based on principle?
4 posted on 06/09/2003 3:01:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Brad's Gramma
wow 5 minutes and no reply, maybe this is a business I should get into.
5 posted on 06/09/2003 3:01:22 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Isn't there a web site that was posted here a while back that encouraged folks to design their own and post them? I think there are probably some good ones there. I can't remember the name of the site. If I find it, I will post it. I bet some other Freepers know it, though.
6 posted on 06/09/2003 3:03:28 PM PDT by ozaukeemom
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To: ElkGroveDan
Why can't I have a neighbor like you instead of these bicycle helmet wearing people I am surounded by?
7 posted on 06/09/2003 3:03:46 PM PDT by riri
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To: ElkGroveDan
we're overwhelmed by your independence. How about one that says A**h*le on board?
8 posted on 06/09/2003 3:03:59 PM PDT by breakem
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To: 1rudeboy
Let me see if I have this straight. You intend to mis-use the green can because it's free, but you want to place bumper-stickers on it based on principle?

No I don't intend to misuse it. I just have a very broad definition of what garbage is. As far as I am concerned its all the same and I don't care what they do with it or where they take it after they leave my house. SO I'm not misusing it.

Unfortunately the wording on the can indicates that I am participating something called recycling, which I am not. Leaving it at the end of my driveway is kind of like driving with it on the bumper of my car. I don't want to spread that message around so I need to set the record straight.

9 posted on 06/09/2003 3:04:28 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: ElkGroveDan
here it is: http://www.bumperstatements.com/

I don't know if you will find what you want, but....
10 posted on 06/09/2003 3:05:13 PM PDT by ozaukeemom
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To: ElkGroveDan
Good Lord,I never thought I'd see the day when tossing out the trash could be so complicated.

The city where I live supplies nothing so at least you are ahead of the game as far as money is concerned.

I don't recycle either,it is just too much trouble, but since we use our own trash barrels they don't know what is in it.
11 posted on 06/09/2003 3:05:22 PM PDT by Mears (.)
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To: breakem
we're overwhelmed by your independence. How about one that says A**h*le on board? Independence? What does that have to do with it?

Look I'm putting the garbage out by the curb like everyone else does. I'm just not rolling up my sleeves and diggin in garbage the way the lefties would have me do. If they want to pay me to do it, I might think about it.

Why should I participate in a useless endeavor that is a waste of time, a waste of energy, a waste of resources, and an affront to personal freedoms this country was built on?

12 posted on 06/09/2003 3:07:50 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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Recycling is just another form of waste disposal, AFAIC, its politically neutral. What should anyone care if their trash goes to the dump or the recycling center? And if it saves a municipality a few bucks on their annual landfill costs, what's the problemo? I can't think of a sillier thing to have a crap hemorrhage over.
13 posted on 06/09/2003 3:08:44 PM PDT by Way2Serious
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To: ElkGroveDan
If you put trash in the recycling can, they might not dump it at all. We put some wooden fruit boxes (when you buy a case of fruit, it doesn't always come in a cardboard box) in the recycling can along with our newspapers and plastic, and the garbage collectors left us a note that they don't recycle wood.

Scarp wood can't go in the yard waste can, either, supposedly.

14 posted on 06/09/2003 3:08:49 PM PDT by heleny
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To: ElkGroveDan
"Recycling is Wasteful"

"Use Refuse - to Save the Earth - Dont Recycle"

"Recycling is a gas-guzzler"

"Nazis were the first environmentalists"

"If Environmentalists really believed humans were the problem, there wouldn't be any Environmentalists"

"If you recycle - you waste waste"

15 posted on 06/09/2003 3:09:32 PM PDT by keithtoo (Luvya Dubya)
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To: ElkGroveDan
How 'bout a neat, hand-lettered sign that says "TOO CHEAP TO BUY THE RIGHT CAN."
16 posted on 06/09/2003 3:11:09 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Way2Serious
Recycling is just another form of waste disposal, AFAIC, its politically neutral. What should anyone care if their trash goes to the dump or the recycling center? And if it saves a municipality a few bucks on their annual landfill costs, what's the problemo? I can't think of a sillier thing to have a crap hemorrhage over.

No one is havin a hemorrage. That's the point I'm making it as simple as possible. I'm certainly not going to dig through trash and rinse out milk containers and all of that if I have no incentive. Since recycling does not do what it purports that's actually a dis-incentive.

Its quite simple, really. The bumper sticker is for the same reason you put one on your car. (and there are two on my car).

17 posted on 06/09/2003 3:12:40 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: heleny
Bust the crate up and put it in a green trash bag. It will go to the dump.
18 posted on 06/09/2003 3:13:16 PM PDT by brooklin
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To: ElkGroveDan
Instead of trying to prove what a tough guy you are, why don't you just throw your recyclables in the recycling can and throw your trash in the trash can?

Nah.. too simple...

19 posted on 06/09/2003 3:15:42 PM PDT by Qwerty
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a brown one for garbage, a black one for lawn clippings and a green one for recycling products.

In college, we had brown or black for trash, blue for recycling.

In another college, we had green or blue for trash, green or blue or white for recycling; the difference is the label on the trash/recycling dumpster.

In another city, recycling used to be green with a label, and any container was fine for trash when the city didn't provide trash cans. Now they provide the trash/recycling cans; green is for yard clippings, blue is for trash, and gray is for recycling.

20 posted on 06/09/2003 3:16:19 PM PDT by heleny
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