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 Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.