Friday, October 7, 2011

The family that blueboxes together...

A few nights ago I saw a family picking bottles out of an apartment building's recycling bins. Not destitute, or if so not always so: the kid, about three, had a cute kid-sized bicycle with him. And they found picking bottles worth their trouble.

That's "blueboxing" -- technically illegal on grounds that it's "stealing" bottles, which the owners want to get rid of anyway, to the alleged detriment of a city recycling contractor that does just fine, thank you very much.

I delayed posting this until they were safely gone.

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