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How much garbage do you produce each week?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    No, I'm not talking about stories you've written.

    In honor of Earth Day, how much goes in your trash can, dumpster or down the chute in a typical week? And how much is recycled?

    We're down to an average of three plastic bags of garbage per week. The garbagemen must love stopping at our house since the can is so light. The rest is recycled.
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    We do white paper, mmixed paper, cans, bottles and cardboard in my house and we are using 1/2 the volume we were using before.

    We can easily skip a week taking the can out to the curb.

    Wife, baby and I only need one trash pickup every two weeks.
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    We have more than usual this week because we had a birthday party for the kids, but generally, we're in the five-bag-a-week range.
  4. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    We (the two of us) have between 1-2 plastic bags per week. We recycle paper, plastic bottles and aluminum cans. I also put glass (usually used beer bottles) in the recycle bin with the plastic, but I honestly don't know if they recycle that or just trash it because it's not listed on the side of the bin like the other stuff.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Does that include diapers?
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    I ain't that green.

    We throw them away.
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Way too much. No recycling program around here, so that doesn't help. :'(
  8. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Home or work?

    My shop doesn't recycle. :eek: ::)
  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    So you're topping three bags these days?
  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Yeah. You could say that.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Myself and three roommates probably put out two bags per week, plus recyclables (paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, aluminum).
  12. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I have a bag a week and the only recycling I do is with my newspapers, which I drop off in the bin at work about once a week.

    Living by myself, I couldn't imagine producing any more garbage than I do.
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