Our city in its infinite wisdom has decided to curtail trash service pickup to once a week, with two trash bags max, black bags only, and raise taxes. This means consumers like me can stop buying stuff or end up with lots of trash after the holidays. No more wasteful hobbies. No more leaving tires out at the curb. If its anything more than two properly sealed bags neatly placed at the curb, its all summarily ignored. It piles up for the next week.
So what do you guys do? Get bigger 150 gallon trash bags? Start the fireplace and recycle the goods into heat? Make a new city dump in someone's yard you don't like? Take the old potato cannon out and launch it across the rooftops? Build a bigger trebuchet? Throw the old tires around a photo radar and light a match? Make sculptures and call it art? Sell it on ebay?
We have a Pay As You Throw system. We have to use certain bags that the city provides to us. We can get them locally (the city is only 4 square miles and several stores carry the bags). From our City website:
"Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) refuse bags (required for the collection of garbage and loose trash at residences that are serviced by scooters) are available for purchase at the locations listed below. Including sales tax, a pack of 10 33-gallon (blue) bags costs $10.12, a pack of 10 15-gallon (yellow) bags costs $5.08 and a pack of 10 8-gallon (green) bags costs $3.05. The price of bags includes the cost of disposing of the bag filled with refuse in a landfill; the wholesale cost of the bag, and state sales tax."
It sucks! We do recycle a lot more now (they pick up recycle items from our yard as well as long as they are in the required bins) but damned if the trash bags are of the LOWEST quality and rip all the time!
Yeah, I like Gaffs idea. Just leave the shit out there and they'll get the hint!
once a week. tuesday for us.....and a two bag limit, another bag will cost you a 1dollar yellow sticker. and no stiker, no pictup, they leave a green tag on it with some shit written on it, i'd rather them take it and just bill me the buck, with three kids it's almost impossible to git it down to two 33 gal bags......neibors are old. they usally just have one bag. been know to loose a bag over there way.....
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