My city in Texas signed a contract with a new trash/waste company that starts on September 1st. The new bin is green (pictured at left). I already had two blue bins from the old company. The bins work just fine.
I’m honestly not the biggest environmental zealot out there, but I don’t like waste, regardless of where I see it. I called the new company and asked them about the new bin… was basically told that’s what they do and that the old company should pick up the old bins. I set them out at the curb today (for the last trash pickup of the old company) and, sure enough, they didn’t pick up the bins. So do I throw them out? Keep them as planters??
So, to create a bit of a mid-week laugh, I made this video:
This is from the same service made famous by the popular “iPhone/Android” video (warning, rated R language).
Warning, my video uses the “S word” three times… and it’s a bit of an exaggeration of the conversation I had with the trash company…
Honestly, it does seem to defeat the purpose of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Back to the usual stuff tomorrow…
About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as the new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the Chief Improvement Officer for the technology company KaiNexus.