Let's Recycle



Songs by Ian McCalman

Let's Recycle

© Ian McCalman MCPS/PRS

Let's recycle, it's so easy
we can tell you what to do
Just apply some simple rules
and you can save the planet too
Please don't panic just remember,
rocket science it is not
We're just talking loads of rubbish,
you can really help a lot

Every person must recycle
'cause we buy things now and then
Use that thing then save that thing,
so you can use that thing again

Plastic items must be saved,
but only those marked "1" and "2"
Paper bags, unwanted mags,
they all go in your box of blue
In your red box place your jam jars,
aluminium and tin
All the rest, with some exceptions,
must go in the dark grey bin

In the brown bin place your grass, no nappies,
stones or things like that
No syringes, ancient fridges,
nuclear waste or lumps of fat
If you misplace just one item
you'll be warned and then a fine
After that you're sent to prison,
rotting till the end of time

Red bins go out on a Thursday
sometimes blue can go as well
Brown bins every second week
meanwhile the grey bins start to smell
They go out alternate fortnights
all excepting holidays
And at Christmas when you need it,
please expect some small delays

Some folk think that when they die
they'll visit heaven, then return
But for me there's no hereafter
so I have a cunning plan
When I die don't bury me low,
just place me in a box of red
Put me out on Thursday morning,
please recycle me instead

Every person must recycle
'cause we buy things now and then
Use that thing then save that thing,
so you can use that thing again
and again
Thank you for this helpful brochure,
I intend to lead the way
I'll go upstairs to the toilet
and recycle it today