Category Archives: The Rubbish Diet

Week 1 Trash Pick-up

Monday and Thursdays are trash pick-up days in our neighborhood in Queens, NY.  Thursdays are also recycling pick-up days. Last night we put out one bin with one bag of trash from the house, and the small bag of litterbug … Continue reading

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The Litter Dilemma

Litterbugs are not helping my rubbish diet.  Yesterday, I cleaned up other people’s trash from my yard.  That plastic bag I’m holding is about 2/3 full of plastic cups, random pieces of paper, mini-booze bottles, a cigarette box, and snack … Continue reading

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My rubbish bins

As week one of The Rubbish Diet continues I thought I’d share the bin set up in our kitchen. For our trash we have one of those trendy pull out cabinet things with two 41-qt bins.  The front bin is … Continue reading

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Recycling in NYC

Here we go.  Week 1 of The Rubbish Diet is here!   I’ll be tracking my household generation of waste and recyclables over the next 8 weeks. I live in New York City.  Since recycling laws vary widely across the … Continue reading

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The Rubbish Diet

When I told my husband we were participating in The Rubbish Diet, he asked, “Are you eating less garbage?”  Well, kind of. Starting Monday, January 23 I’ll be reporting how much trash and recyclables we throw out each week.  I will … Continue reading

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