Earlier this year there was a great deal of fuss over all the litter on the ranch. Littering is a huge problem in Honduras, and it carried over to the ranch as well. Carl did a little research and found that at this place by the dump, this woman will buy all kinds of recyclables. Every 20 bottles is worth 5 cents. Every 3 cans is worth 5 cents, and copper is worth a considerable amount (I forget how much). So, Carl started buying bottles, cans, and copper from the kids. Well, it has turn into an unbelievable enterprise. Boys are at our door CONTINUALLY selling us trash. The ranch has been picked clean of bottles and cans. It’s now one of the cleanest places in Honduras. Kids were also bringing copper by the pound. We were beginning to worry that they were ripping electrical wire out of the hogars. We eventually found out that they were stealing left over copper from one of the workshops. We don’t buy copper anymore. BUT, the cans and bottles never stop. If it wasn’t for such a good purpose, I would have put my foot down long ago, because the traffic at our door, already a big problem, is even worse. We don’t get a moment’s peace. Our porch is a fly infested pile of giant plastic bags of bottles. The worst was when one day some boys arrived with a big bag of returnable soda and beer bottles. After they had emptied the bag of returnables, they proceeded to drink the stagnant, left over soda/beer that had dripped out of the bottles from the bottom of the bag. Boy, they sure do love soda. I almost gagged.