Friday, August 19, 2005

CA Redemption Value

On my errands today I approached a red light and left a larger than usual space in front of my car because of the tanker truck that was already stopped. It was deep green and had a large white recycle symbol on the back. I thought, "what liquid could be recyclable?...oh no, could it be--"

1. Hard fat obtained from parts of the bodies of cattle, sheep, or horses, and used in foodstuffs or to make candles, leather dressing, soap, and lubricants.

Yes, San Jose Tallow Company, the name became clear as I finally stopped the car and fearfully took a breath. The smell was like I had a big deep fryer sitting shotgun. Tallow collecting, I guess someone's gotta do it.