Friday, February 17, 2017
If you don't do this exactly right--say you put a Coke can in with the paper--then not only does the truck not pick up any of it, but the trash police, a squarely built, pleasant woman, comes to your door and tells you what mistakes you've made.
Okay, that's great, but the thing is they only collect the garbage every other Tuesday, unless there's a blizzard and then you have to wait another two weeks.
Here's the problem: you're allowed 5 large bags of trash every two weeks. One black, waste, and the other four clear bags divided between recyclables and paper. If you move into a place and are buying supplies for your house, you're going to have lots of extra cardboard and paper. Then you miss trash day, because you 're clueless--
Our basement is filled with bagged trash.
We thought of dumping it in dumpsters behind businesses, but guess what, they're all locked. You never see a waste can out in front of a store, because they don't want your waste. Take it home and put it in your own can.
This means we have to find the dump, named Larkspur Meadows. And don't think you can blithely dump things there. They, too, inspect the clear bags.
Every other week, people? Really?
Posted by Louise Plummer at 6:18 PM