The River Calms Down (for Some)

The river level in the Ottawa pool is finally back to normal and predicted to stay that way! It’s been a long haul.
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Our friends down river are not so lucky. Closed to recreational traffic below Lacon, lots of folks have been banned from boating on it for weeks. Peoria will be above flood stage for at least another week.
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John Guider, who is trying to finish a 6,000 mile Great Loop journey in a one-man canoe, is stuck in Chillicothe. According to the blog on his website, he tried to talk the Coast Guard brass in St. Louis into making an exception to the boating ban, but no dice.

Hoping for no more downpours!


Where Do Aluminum Cans Go?

Indeed. Where do aluminum cans go?

Answer: They go here.
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There are “cans only” garbage cans behind the bar, on the upstairs deck and downstairs near the ice machine.

They don’t go here.
This is called a Dumpster. It has “dump” in name, because that’s where they dump it — at at the dump.

This is a landfill solid waste disposal site — a.k.a. “dump”.
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This is the type of place where they take the stuff in the Dumpster. They make a big mountain of waste.

So, “What’s the problem,” you ask?

It’s simple. Aluminum isn’t waste. It’s a valuable metal that can be used again and again instead of wasting it. In fact, people will buy your unwanted aluminum. For cash money. At SRYC, we collect the used aluminum in containers that say “Cans go here”, and we sell it for money. The money goes to pay for nice extras like holiday parties for kids, which is a whole lot better than wasting the aluminum.

… and that’s where aluminum cans go!