This is a really big pet peeve of mine and it's happened at every apartment type situation I've lived in. That being people who don't recyle correctly. I mean how bloody hard is it to understand that if you put garbage into the recyling bins, it ruins the whole purpose of recyling in the first place? The recycle guys won't take it and it ends up being thrown in the trash. For crying out loud, if you can't do it right just throw it all away. It's not even mandatory to recycle at this place.
It's especially irritating here. The trash compactor is on the other side of the complex from the recycle bins. You have to make an effort to get over to them. There's about a dozen big trash bins for the recycling, eight of which are for bottles and cans. If you throw the stuff in there in the plastic bags you carried them over in, it ruins the whole bin. If you throw your stupid leftover fast food in there, it ruins the whole bin. I can't tell you how many times all eight bins have been half full and already ruined.
The most irritating part is there are also three cans for trash there so you can throw in your plastic bags, styrofoam containers and half eaten food without ruining the recycling. It would take an extra two seconds of effort to do it right. Sometimes I feel like just hanging out there all day to catch the offenders and slap them silly. [graphic]