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The Trash You Make

Posted on Monday, May 1st, 2023

Dave!My garbage output for the week usually consists of a shopping bag full of unrecyclables and a small bag of cat waste. It barely makes a dent in my trash can, which is the smallest one I can get.

And every two months I'm paying $80.44, which is to say I'm required to pay $40.22 every month for a trash can that I don't use very often...

I wish that we could may based on how much trash we produce instead of getting screwed over when we barely have any. I pay $482.64 a year. That's $9.28 a week. But if it takes me a month or more to fill up my trash can, shouldn't I be paying under $10 a month?

Paying by how much trash you produce would be a good incentive for people to waste less, recycle and re-use more. Or maybe it wouldn't. Maybe people like throwing money into their trash like this.

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  1. kapgar says:

    Can you return the waste bin to the city? We don’t have one because we produce about the same amount of trash as you do and I just dispose of it in public receptacles and, when I need to, buy a garbage tag to use on a larger bag (happens once a year unless I have shop projects). Better than renting a garbage bin.

    • Dave2 says:

      Not an option. Everybody has to have one. You can’t even share… unless you get an entire bin for every so many people.

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