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Friday, May 18, 2018

Last of the van trips



There were a couple of things I wanted to do with the van before getting rid of it. One was launching the sailboat in the lake. That went well enough. The second thing was bringing a utility trailer full of junk to the transfer station.

That was a fiasco. First of all, I never liked going there. It's always a hassle. You need a permit to dump stuff. Everything goes to different places at the transfer station. Some of the people who work there are little tyrants.

We've been slowly adding junk to the trailer since last summer. Because of that, everything was well mixed together. I knew I'd have to sort everything out by hand. The place was packed. They were doing everything by the book. There's a weigh station where you are supposed to get weighed coming in and going out. That was total confusion as people kept trying to enter from both sides at the same time. The attendant was alone and trying to be three places at once.

Eventually the guy waved me in. My permit checked out. The worker studied my load and told me where to put everything. So far, so good. Everything had to be unloaded, sorted, and then the van driven to the next area. By the time I got to the end of the line, the other attendant didn't agree with the first guy on where stuff should go. Some of my load had to be hauled back to an earlier station. While this is going on, other people are trying to maneuver their trucks and trailers around. It felt good to get out of there.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. Ah, the aggravations of civilized society - where would we be without it ?

    My condolences for the problems - the effort to recycle - reuse is commendable though. Many would just dump their refuse at a rural spot and call it good.

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    1. It's a pain, but it's the right thing to do. The amount of trash on the side of the road sickens me. It's getting worse.

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  2. At least you got it done, right?

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    1. Right. Sometimes you have to suck it up and deal with it.

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  3. Too many people trying to assert their importance.

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    1. The world is full of mini tyrants.

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  4. The price for going green?
    I always wonder if it's really worth it. When the gates close they probably bulldoze it into one pile anyways.

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    1. To their credit, their tough separation policies raise the value of the "junk." They make more money than it costs to run the place.

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