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Part Two of Talking Trash

By the Rubble Rousers

A SECOND LIFE: Part 2 of 6 



Where were we? Oh yeah, that thing about leading a water bottle to the recycle trough but not its lid. Doesn’t make sense, but it’s catchy.  

While sleuthing, The Rubble Rousers realized there are more items on the NO recycling list than are approved for recycling. Bummer. Instead of listing what’s NOT, we’ll start with what IS. Sounds like a Shakespeare line, doesn’t it? Let’s go with it, shall we? 

Oh, thou water flask with the slender neck, so convenient yet non-biodegradable. 

Get thee to the recycling bin and transform thyself into a picnic table.

Cardboard carton with thine milky content, are thee but a lovely vessel? 

Your destiny lies in rebirth, reincarnated into a box of Kleenex tissues. 


Okay, that was clumsy, but you get the point.  Here’s another little ditty:  

1 to six, it hits the bricks. Seven to ten, doesn’t live again.

Interpretation: Find your magnifying glass and search for the recycle symbol on the product. If the product is labeled 1 to 6, it is approved for recycling. Numbers 7 and above are dumped in the trash at the recycle center.  


THESE PRODUCTS ARE A GO. And they don’t need sorting.   

Warning to kitchen gods and goddesses: When recycling, pretty please rinse objects so they do not contaminate other products. Oh, and if you goof up and put something in the blue bin that doesn’t meet the approval of the Recycle Dudes/Dudettes, don’t fret—they won’t send Guido to break your legs.  

PLASTIC:  Are you iced tea or icky, fermented Kombucha? Recycle doesn’t judge, so throw those plastic bottles in the bin. Also, water, soda, juice, shampoo, milk bottles and other plastic bottles. Especially things with a narrow neck. That giant, red Tide container? Yep, it can go in there. 

GLASS: Soda, beer and wine (lots of beer and wine), salad dressing, jelly and pickle jars and those other jars with moldy stuff at the back of your fridge. The metal lids? No one knows so stick it in there and “don’t worry ‘bout it.” 

ALUMINUM CANS: Are you Coke or Pepsi? Loaded or Zero? Doesn’t matter, put those cans in the bin.  

STEEL CANS: No matter how long the green beans have been sitting on the Lazy Susan, they are recyclable. Oh, dump the beans first. (And only peel the labels if you are OCD in need of therapy.) 

CARDBOARD CARTONS: Milk and cream, juice boxes, broth, wine box (Cardboardeaux).  These may be recycled.  

ALL CLEAN PAPER: Yep, the NYTimes, AARP magazines, and all the junk mail you wish to put where the sun doesn’t shine. Even Al’s secret shredded papers. Use the container in the lobby or put it in your Service Area, but Don’t put it in a Plastic Bag...use those Milam paper sacks or simply place the stuff in the bin. We know, it takes the grocery clerks longer to fill a paper sack than a single use plastic’s worth it.  

CARDBOARD: Of course the toilet paper roll is a go. So long as you break down your cardboard boxes, you may leave them in the Service Area. And one more thing: dirty, oily pizza boxes should be pitched in the basura or we kick you in the trasero

LIDS AND CAPS: The Recycle Dudes/Dudettes have difficulty keeping very small items out of the conveyor works, so they discourage sending the tiny lids and caps from containers. Again, don’t obsess over it.  


What do you do with that Blueberry yogurt cup   

After the cat or dog licks it clean?? 

Find out in the next edition of “Talking Trash.” 


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If you were unable to attend an on-site meeting, watch for a notice of explanation coming from Grove.Isle.News or simply call Comcast to get included in the new package. 

Our links will take you to the new FSR website


We want to remind you that the new, prettier version of the First Service Residential Portal is LIVE ! If you didn’t get the email notice via Grove.Isle.News ask your building’s manager for a copy.

From this point forward, to access your billing information and the Association’s documents (e.g. detailed committee reports), you will need to register on the new portal at This must be done even if you were already registered on the old FSR website. Click on ’Resident Access’ in the top-right corner. Please note that in order to sign up, you must have a current email address and mobile number registered with the Management Office.  

The FirstService Residential ‘Connect Resident Portal’ has a lot to offer most impressively an updated and responsive design which seamlessly supports desktop, tablet and mobile displays so you can access the site anytime and from any device.

It has a public landing page to showcase our community to prospective buyers, realtors and others. Have a great picture of the isle? Send it to your building manager for the site.

It offers a self-service platform you can use to edit your contact information, make payments, check balances, download forms and documents, view your permanent guest list, and more. The old website will shortly be discontinued so if you use these features, please register now.

The most exciting portion of this portal is still to come. It will soon provide the ability to notify you about package deliveries via your email.  It’s a great way to know if you should stop at security on your way home.  Once this feature is operational, you’ll get a notice from Grove.Isle.News 

If you are having difficulty registering, please contact your building’s Management Office. 

Building 1 : 305-858-1207

Building 2 : 305-858-4186

Building 3 : 305-856-4386


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