Trash Talk

I want to talk about trash! Three months ago I cancelled my trash service. I live in a rural community and the trash service is private and expensive. With the price of fuel the inevitable was going to happen (again) the price of my service was due to up. Personally, I put so little trash out it just wasn’t worth the price for what little I put out.

At a our recent neighborhood pot luck I discovered many of my neighbors were either thinking of cancelling their service or already had. We talked about pooling together and getting one of those large trash containers. I offered to house the container on my property since my property runs the length of our dirt road. But talk turned to recycling.

For the 3 months that I haven’t had trash service I’ve been trying to recycle. Ya know what? It’s really working out well. Even with my recent cleaning binge the recycling is just working.

Here’s what’s working for me recycling wise:

Recycling Plastics in Fremont County Colorado happens 4 times a year at the County fairgrounds.

Soda cans and the like go to the Humane Society and the money goes to the lost pets.

Bottles go into the recycle containers around town, specifically in front of the grocery stores

Paper including junk mail, catalogs and magazines go into the recycle center in front of Sonny’s hardware store.

Food scraps go into 2 piles. One pile is vegetable based and will decompose for compost. The other pile including bones, egg shells and some yard waste go into a burn pile.

Cleaning Binge: I’ve made 3 trips to local charities for the things that can be used again. I’m 8 miles from town so all of the above items go when I’m going the appropriate direction.

The various trash services are going to keep driving down my road whether I need them or not, so the pollution factor really does come into play here. But maybe one day all my neighbors will do this and the trash truck can just skip us and make fewer trips.


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