The Hippie is the owner of Uriah's Heap Recycling Center.
When Seymour Skinner delivered several stacks of newspaper to be recycled, the hippie gave him 75 cents in return. Skinner complained about this, saying that he spent more than that on the gas he used to get to the store and the twine to tie up the bundles of newspapers. The Hippie then says it sounds like Skinner is working for his car and tells him to simplify. He took part in the world's tallest human pyramid attempt.