Thursday – trash pick-up day

We didn’t put out any trash for pick-up last week or on Monday.  We did, however, put out some trash this morning.  It’s hard to tell from the pic but that is a full bag of kitchen trash (two weeks worth), a small bag of bathroom trash, and a smaller bag of yard litter.

The good news is that we’ve gone from a big bag every week to a big bag every other week.  Next week we’ll get to start taking food waste out of the trash bin and put in our brand new backyard composter (which I get to pick-up on Tuesday!)


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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1 Response to Thursday – trash pick-up day

  1. Brian King says:

    Hi Amy,

    Congrats on your endeavor and its dividends! It is amazing how much gets thrown out in a week. Great achievement.

    Composting is such a simple pleasure, yet so rewarding and humble. This is all of course, after demistifying the process! Due to space limitations I compost with worms, but they get the job done.

    By the way, I came across a report that came out this week about trends in sustainability. The link is below.

    Good luck, Brian King

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