We have a new garbage pick-up system going on in our town this week.
It’s a good thing, as we’re starting to recycle more but it’s a bad thing because it’s, well it’s complicated.
Yep, this University educated Mother of three can’t figure out what to put out for garbage today.
Starting today I have a new container for my meal scraps called a Green Cart. It gets all the food my kids turn their noses up at and all my used Kleenex and paper towels. Basically it’s my "I’m not eating that!"/Vegetable cart.
I now have garbage collection every other week with a six bag limit. This limit might be tight for us but we’re gonna try.
I also now have bulk collection once every four weeks from April through October. If I can remember when theses dates are this will hopefully save me a trip to the dump this year. Good bye old leather recliner!
I now also have yard waste paper bag pick up every other week for my brush, leaves and uh, yard waste. I also have a new bulk brush call in number where I can arrange to have the town come and pick up my bulk brush. Do I even have bulk brush some where? Is this a hint that I should be doing something in my backyard?
The town also has a new number that I can call and arrange for the collection of my metal and old appliances. They don’t replace them with new ones though. Darn.
Oh, and I can tell you when I can get rid of my Christmas tree this year! The town will be by to get that on January 16th 2009. This is information I will have completely forgotten by then. It’s APRIL for goodness sake, why are they telling me this now?
Finally I still have my usual blue boxes for cardboard and newspapers recycling. I can handle this, I’ve been trained on this one for years.
I’d like to blog more today but I have to go and study my new ‘Waste Management Guide’.
As if life wasn’t tough enough, now I’m gonna fail garbage pick-up too. I wonder if we’re gonna have garbage police out now too? Ahhh, the stress!!