We live in a house provided by my wife’s employer. To save money, said employer doesn’t provide trash service at the house. Instead, we have to cart our trash 6 miles up the road to the church to drop it in the dumpsters there.

One dumpster is for trash. The other is for “zero sort” recycling. So, for close to four years now we’ve faithfully separated trash from recyclables and taken them over to deposit in the correct dumpster.

The other day, Brooke had a conversation with the church custodian. In passing, the custodian mentioned that when the trash company comes to empty the dumpsters, they dump both dumpsters into the same truck. The recycling goes in. Then the trash goes in right on top of it.

Gives new meaning to the term “zero sort”.