Can One Photograph “Irony”?

Photographs of Irony?

Perhaps, Perhaps not.

In any event, I may have come close with these photos of discarded paper cups in Petaluma.

The cups carry the name, “Earth Cup” with a slogan: We’re the Solution, not the Pollution.

The cups are a well meaning expression of concern for the environment but they still ended up as part of the detritus & flotsam in our streets and river.

Obviously the users did not “absorb” the slogan on the cup Emoji

Earth Cup

Earth Cup


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Petalumans Get Wasted…ah…I Mean Unwasted!

The recycling events at Lucchesi are one of many opportunities for Petalumans to properly dispose of outdated, unwanted electronic gear, appliances, and other goods taking up space in the garage or home. The event at Lucchesi Park this weekend proved once again that Petalumans were up to the task…

The materials dropped off included the usual assortment of small appliances, computers, printers, computer cables, phone lines, and printer cables.  Do you remember printer cables? Of course you do…

And, of course, there were the old-fashioned TV’s, bulky printers, and CRT’s…

Jan Rice of Universal Waste Management reports: “Initial estimates are that we brought in close to 25,-30,000 lbs of waste all together. We filled up 4 full truckloads of materials, and serviced roughly 300-400 residents.”  

Unlike events in earlier years, I did not spot any large TV consoles or all in one TV/Stereo combos. However, I did note that flat screens are starting to make it to this part of the life cycle.

Recycle 2011

After the holidays, many are looking to trim back a bit by working out. There is also an opportunity later this month for Petalumans to trim back on some of the material items around their homesteads that are no longer needed.

Post Holiday Clean up the UnWaste way!

A “Free and Eco Friendly Recycling” event on January 22nd & 23rd from 9am to 3pm st the Lucchesi Community Center parking lot.

WHO:           The City of Petaluma & Universal Waste Management, Inc.

WHAT:         FREE Recycling Eco friendly Recycling event to benefit California businesses and residents.

WHERE:       Lucchesi Park: 320 N McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954

WHEN:         Saturday, January 22nd & Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 (9am-3pm)

PHONE:        888-832-9839


This event is open to ALL California businesses and residents. There are NO LIMITS and they will be open RAIN or SHINE. They do all the heavy lifting while you relax in the comfort of your vehicle.

Eligible Materials For Recycling

Universal Waste Management, Inc. a State Licensed Collector/Recycler will be onsite to collect your…

  • Old televisions, electronics, computers, old cellphones, clothing, textiles, books, wine bottle corks and small appliances 100% Free of charge.
  • They will also accept your large household appliances, mattresses, box springs and Styrofoam for a fee.
  • For more information, go to

Unfortunately, batteries and burned out fluorescent bulbs and CFL’s cannot be accepted.