So I have 2 very distinct directions pulling at me.
- My effort in doing what I can to reduce, recycle and re-use. I Freecycle, I donate gently used clothes and household items to charities, I home compost,I try and remember my canvas totes and say No to that extra plastic bag for a 4 l jug of milk. I drive to the Recycle Depot - no curbside pick up here - with my tins, glass jars, milk jugs, newspaper, mixed paper and cardboard and in summer, grass clippings..
- Our lovely little town which is blossoming at a alarming rate - but we love our home, the area and our great neighbours - and the town has upped our garbage pick up fees. It is just short of $15 per month and we have a limit of 4 garbage bags. Twice a year - fall & spring they up the limit to 1 pick up of 12 bags so you can do some serious tossing.
Is that fair? Is that an example of one man's trash is another's treasures! Boy the treasures I must have!!!!!!
Please comment, I know the folks on the coast have stringent guidelines about this...not sure I want to save all my table scraps for 2 weeks in the summer before they will get picked up...I heard about Monica's run with some maggots!!!!! YUCKY!