Garbage Day

Once a week strange containers full of garbage line the streets. Trucks pick up the trash and then it all gets piled somewhere. Every day piles of garbage get bigger and bigger… and 99% of people probably don't ever think about it or don't really care. It's just something we take for granted.

Garbage BinI don't create much garbage, but it's still more than I'd like to be contributing to the problem. I can go weeks before putting out my garbage bin, and even then it's not even half full. But there are people that consistently have bins with lids that won't even shut because they're so full. Some even have piles of garbage sitting next to their bin.

There has to be a way to get people to think more about cutting down on how much waste they actually create. Right now garbage pickup is a flat fee, but is changing that the best solution? Is charging people based on how much stuff they add to the colossal garbage piles the most effective way to slow down our virus-like destruction of the planet? Someone.. one of you.. come up with a really good idea. Quick!

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  1. Kate said,

    i know exactly what you mean! I can't believe how much garbage some people make! i have 1 black bag stuffed with a week's worth of garbage and 1 bag from changing the litter boxes the night before. i still think my idea of having cars run on garbage (or pee) is brilliant…it would solve so many other problems…because seriously, no matter what other fuel source we use, there's just too many people and too many cars, we're still gonna be depleating some resource. it's already starting with the corn for biofuels….we need a better solution than just continuing to rape the earth for the sake of fuel and energy.

    February 28, 2008 @ 3:00 pm

  2. spudart said,

    I never throw my garbage out. Instead, I roll them up and make tiger statues. Lots and lots of tiger statues.

    February 28, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

  3. spudart said,

    Here is an example of the fine work that can be done with garbage:

    One might say that this statue IS garbage, and i would say that you are true. It TRULY is garbage.

    February 28, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

  4. unlikelymoose said,

    I live in Elmhurst, IL. We get one standard size garbage can. If we want to throw away anything more than that one garbage can, then we have to buy garbage stickers from the city and place the stickers on the "extra" trash. Stickers can be purchased at hardware and grocery stores. It encourage people to use the recycling program which is free. You can recycle as much stuff as you want.

    February 29, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

  5. spudart said,

    Lately i save the extra napkins I get from restaurants. The paper kind. If it's cloth I don't keep those, cuz that wouldn't be right. But I only save the paper kind if I don't use them. But they are handy at work. I use my subway napkins all the time. And people are like, subway napkin? But you aren't eating a subway. And they get all confused.

    May 29, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

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