Week 3 trash pick up

I got home last night to see that my hubby dutifully put out the recycling and the trash (Thursday is our second trash pick-up for the week).

I was a little confused though. I couldn’t think of what trash there could possibly be. We just put out the trash on Monday, and all we had racked up so far this week were a few k-cups (not completely eliminated yet), and other odds and ends (banana peel, yogurt cups, blister packs for sinus meds). The bag barely had anything in it.

After thanking Steve for wrangling the recyclables and putting everything out on the curb on a snowy night, I had to ask, “what’s in the trash?”

Styrofoam packaging. We purchased a humidifier a couple of months ago, and we had kept the box in case we needed to return it. Since it was recycle day the box needed to go out. He was left with the styrofoam block packaging.

So we’ll add a little less than a pound of trash to my rubbish diet total for week 3.

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About Amy Marpman

Director of Recycling Services at Great Forest, Inc. in NYC. Continually finding the balance of idealism with the practical realities that make or break recycling programs.
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