For the taxes we pay in Ridgewood, a garbage-strewn tree is an insult to us the taxpayers, and to our intelligence. We are smart, educated people, who don’t need a lesson in recycling, or not one like this. It is condescending and lazy: they did not instruct the kids to make something pretty out of the recyclables: just put it on the tree, thinking that we’ll feel guilty and not dare complain, given that we’re such consumers…In the process, they’ve insulted our holidays, and uglified the town center.
I shudder what lessons they’re going to try to teach us with Valentine’s Day decorations, what they’re going to throw on the flag at 4th of July, etc.
Guys, we live in one of the most wired area in the world, we don’t need lessons from you, and neither do our kids, by what we’ve seen in terms of aesthetics and beauty, so do your job, and take the recyclables where they belong: the transfer station!