Our family of four has reduced our trash output to ONE single bag… for the entire week! Some trash cans along our street are bursting at the rim with bags of trash and I often wonder how full their recycling bin is. I don’t intend to look; I’m just curious.
We are accomplishing this trash reduction in a couple of ways: 1. we compost food scraps and yard waste in trash barrels outside our kitchen door. This turns into terrific dirt mulch and fill for our garden and trees. 2. We recycle everything possible. We put our recyclables into a basket on top of the fridge, which we empty into the recycling bin every couple of days. Our recycle bin is always 3 times more full than the trash bin, although this week’s record one bag of trash suprises even me! 3. We don’t buy products with a lot of packaging and even reuse some packaging material, depending on what it is.
How many bags of trash does your family produce?