There's nothing quite like the mundane to keep a person grounded in reality. Things like cleaning out the refrigerator and garbage day. Both holidays fell on our regularly scheduled pick up day, so they bumped it back a day. With travels we missed the first post Christmas pickup making today's bin full to the top. That almost never happens unless we are doing some serious purging or a home reno project. If we can break things down to fit the bin. it's picked up curbside. Otherwise we have to haul it to the dump and pay extra fees.
For the past 18 months or so, we've had curbside recycle pick up. I'm not sure I like that. Prior to this service we had a central recycle centre and could drop our presorted stuff off 24 - 7. Now I have to collect for a week or in this case 2 weeks before putting it out. I'm still trying to figure out a good system. Everything I tried is okay but not great. I hate having the bags sitting around looking like clutter. Maybe that's why so many of our neighbours never recycle. They must simply throw everything into the trash bin. I suppose you can't expect everyone to get onboard everything.