Thursday, January 31, 2013

Garbage day

Thursday is my favorite day because it's garbage day.I know it's nothing exciting about this post, but I've always wanted to post about this.

I'm a stay at home mom and a homemaker, so there aren't many things around the house that I have to count on others to do. Garbage collection, however, is different. I depend on the city to collect my garbage to take it to the dump.

Every garbage collection day, I'm thankful that garbage truck comes on time to pick up our waste. One day a week, at 7 in the morning, neighbors are all thinking about the same thing. I think it's pretty cool.

This picture shows the side driveway that we don't use during the winter months. Our kind neighbor snowblowed for me to leave the 2 garbage bins. 

Perhaps, I wanted to post this because waste management is a part of my job as a homemaker. There are a lot of things I can improve. Thursday is a weekly reminder of how well (or bad) I am doing in this area.

Did you know...that the waste hierarchy (pictured) refers to the "3 Rs" reducereuse and recycle, which classify waste management strategies according to their desirability?  (From Wikipedia : Waste Management)

 I also heard that there are 2Rs to add before that.... rethink, and resist. So 5Rs all together.

Something to think about.

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