One morning after a wicked storm makes a mess of one small town everyone is upset except one old pirate. This pirate is named Patches McStuffy and as he looks at the sea of trash all over his front yard he has a brilliant idea. He realizes that this trash can be recycled and turned into a fortune. Patches now wants to grab every recyclable in town as quick as he can. At first the townspeople think he is crazy when they see him jumping into their garbage bins! They all want to call the police until he offers to recycle their trash for free. The townspeople are happy about this but little do they realize that Patches McStuffy is becoming rich by recycling their garbage. This tale, with its simple message about the benefits of recycling, will appeal to 3-6 year olds who love garbage trucks and is great for a bedtime story.