Thursday, April 18, 2013

Not Excited About Our New Trash Cans

Parma, Ohio changed waste pickup companies to Republic Services to do more recycling and now we have to all use two big heavy clunky trash cans.  At least they have wheels.

We already had six and now these makes eight! It was much easier to just throw all our garbage in those black plastic garbage bags because then we didn't have to drag them back or worry about them rolling around in the street on windy days.

The blue cart is for garbage and the green cart is for stuff that can be recycled: paper, cardboard, aluminum or steel rinsed food and beverage cans, glass food and beverage containers, plastic detergent and soap containers. For yard waste, we can still use our old cans or brown yard waste bags not to exceed 40 lbs.

I get home from work and still see all the cans lined up on our street without being emptied.  Great start with the new garbage service!  Turns out they went on strike!!!  

I'm glad Mr. Wonderful takes care of the trash so this doesn't really affect me, just an added task for him on garbage days.  We will continue to give our recycling stuff to Parma Heights Christian Academy so it's just one can he has to fuss with.  

Life just keeps getting more and more complicated it seems.  Does your city make you use special cans and sort the recycle stuff?

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Sandee said...

I live in California and for years we've been using these types of cans. For years and years. So this is nothing new to us.

Have a terrific day. Scritches to all the babies. ☺

BeadedTail said...

We've been using trash cans like that for the 10 years we've lived here. We have a third one too for yard waste then on the first pickup of the month we put out a bin filled with glass. It's complicated but at least it's recycling!

Lin said...

They are so BIG and UGLY, aren't they? We have small yards and trying to get that big ugly blue cart to the back is a challenge--I can't imagine having TWO! yuck. Some people leave their cans in the front of their house because they can't get them through to the back--imagine how ugly that is.

When we got our cans a couple of years ago, it escalated the raccoon aggressiveness in our yard. They couldn't find food as easily and that's when they were causing so much trouble for us and we had to trap them. It was awful.

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Thistle Cove Farm said...

I pay $120 a year for garbage pickup; no recycling and 6 bag limit each week. As if.

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