Monday, February 02, 2009

Recycling in Amsterdam

The recycling situation here in Amsterdam is quite different than it is in the US, so I thought I should share it with you all. Dave was actually the one who stopped me when we were walking by our recycling place and said, "take pictures of this!"

So, start with the little recycling bins that sit out in public places. You can tell how small they are by that looking at that man in the orange suit standing next to it. However, when you drop something into one of them (cardboard, glass, or "rest") you hear it fall way way down into some pit of recycled matter.

You only really get to witness the depth of this recycling pit if you happen to catch a glimpse of the collection truck lifting the little bin up and out of the ground.

Woweeee! What a sight. :)

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