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DSNY Garbage Truck

Took a pic of the garbage truck through the window.  They come through my neighborhood every Monday and Thursday.  Everyone puts their trash out on the curb the night before and it is magically whisked away by DSNY.  Advertisements

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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 … Continue reading

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Typical NYC trash

This is what urban residential trash and recycling looks like in NYC.  It’s piled high on the sidewalk in front of the building (this happens to be a large high-rise apartment building in mid-town Manhattan). Typically residents are responsible for … Continue reading

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The Rubbish Diet – Week 2

Uh-oh.  I’m barely into week 2 of The Rubbish Diet and I’m already increasing my weekly generation of trash rather than decreasing it! Last week was a busy week for me.  I wasn’t home much and thus not generating a … Continue reading

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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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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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