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Old Habits

“Why would you want it?” by boss asked, as I rescued a box from the recycle station and asked if she minded if I take it home.

Old habits die hard. This was such a perfect box! It has no markings. It has no dents. It’s a strong box; you could mail books in it, or carefully wrapped things you want to arrive in one piece. You could mail things to Doha or Kuwait or . . . oh wait. I don’t do a lot of mailing any more.

Old habits are hard to break. I’ve been on the watch for good boxes most of my life – through college, through my early married years in Germany, through all the years of mailing Christmas presents, through all the years of scouring for good cardboard boxes in Tunis, Amman, Riyadh, Doha and Kuwait. Even though I rarely mail a box these days, I still have a hard time passing by a really good box. I am learning to resist . .

Still, I have a garage with too many “rescue boxes.”

May 24, 2016 Posted by | ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Moving, Quality of Life Issues | , | 2 Comments

Recycle in Kuwait

This just made my heart flutter. Eshda3wa had mentioned I needed to visit Al Ahmadi to see the lights, and she was right. I had so much fun; all of Kuwait should decorate the way Ahmadi decorates – lights everywhere!

But here is what made my heart truly flutter:


Recycle Bins! In Kuwait!

“When they first brought them,” my friend told me, “I thought ‘oh yeah, Kuwait, well maybe it will work for a week or two’ and so we gathered up EVERYTHING in the house and loaded the bins so we could get rid of them, but actually, they have been picking up regularly, right on schedule.”


I have heard there is a new recycle company that will pick up for free. Who are they? How do we contact them?

Update June 2011 – two new options listed in the comments section, companies providing recycle services in Kuwait. 🙂

March 1, 2009 Posted by | Community, Customer Service, ExPat Life, Interconnected, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Social Issues | , , | 29 Comments