Environmental

201103131068

Two stops:

DEQ

Every 2 years in order to renew my vehicle registration an emissions test is required. Metro regions have their unique hassles. 13% of vehicles fail this test. Mine does not. I’m on a 3 test winning streak.

Transfer station

I don’t feel I generate that much waste. I don’t particularly go out of my way to be non-waste generating rather I think it comes more from a lack of general consumption. Remodeling tasks generate waste. The most environmentally friendly material? That which is already installed.

I tore out some dingy carpet and hauled it away. The actual dumping was depressing. There I am dumping my carpet in the designated carpet section (presumable to be transferred in as efficient a means as possible) while others are dumping mattresses, toys, glass, wood, furniture onto massive piles to be pushed around by bulldozers. I don’t know the extent of sorting that happens in order to avoid those piles from living forever but no matter, it was a not awesome site.

Maybe part of it was the exhaust of the idling truck next to me.

Comments

  1. mark 20110314

    What happens if your vehicle fails a test? You have to fix it before you can renew registration? And if you can’t, then you’re S.O.L.?

  2. waytoocrowded 20110314

    I believe so.


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