Monday, October 20, 2008

Tragedy (we missed garbage day)

Okay, so I know the garbage handbook says to put your garbage out by 7am on collection day, but up until now they've always come after 11 am, making it quite convenient for my hubby to put it out as he leaves for work every other monday morning. So now we have a small garbage dump in our backyard attracting all manor of bugs and vermin. Some points that elevate this minor annoyance to a tragedy:
  • We have a toddler still in diapers, so much of our garbage is made up of festering poop. Some municipalities take diapers in the green bin that gets picked up weekly. Not ours, of course.
  • Two weeks ago, our last garbage day, the sanitation engineers neglected to fully empty our giant outdoor garbage bin, leaving half of the waste (and whatever is feeding on it) still in the bottom.
  • Last week, our last garbage and recycling day, was on Tuesday instead of Monday because of Thanksgiving. Of course we forgot and didn't put it out.
  • This weekend my inlaws came for dinner so we cleaned the house. This left us with a lot of extra "cleaning" garbage and recycling.

This means we have, in our yard, 3 weeks worth of festering poo, 2 weeks worth of rotting kitchen garbage, plus whatever waste has been hiding under our furniture since we moved in.


zydeco fish said...

I had to read that right before lunch ...

Adam Filipowicz said...

wow.. people have really weak stomachs

Becca said...


( and like you can't expect this comment- you left yourself wide open)

I'm still and advocate for cloth diapers - at least that still wouldn't be sitting around :D

Oh and if you use gdiapers - they will accept those in your green bin.

Super Happy Jen said...

Becca: As much garbage as I have, it's nothing compared to the amount of laundry I have to do.

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