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Trash pick-up day


Thursdays are when our trash is picked up. Notice the orange rectangles on the bags? They're stickers that we have to buy to pay for trash removal. They come in different sizes: 35 liters, 60 liters, 110 liters.

The fountain is the one that was in this old post:
Fountain Villigen 1854

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8 comments:

Local Insider said...

Incidently, Z .. the same fountain served as a swimming pool to the local kids a couple of weeks ago - so much "publicity" for an old fountain ;-)

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Z said...

Thank you, Insider. Although it doesn't look like it, the link actually works if you copy and paste it. At any rate, here's a clickable link for my other readers:

AZonline reader photo by Marianne Forrer.

Halcyon said...

Funny. I remember Europe being much stricter about trash removal. They wouldn't take anything that didn't fit inside your bin. And if your bin was too full (i.e. the lid would not close all the way), they wouldn't pick it up either.

Things are much more relaxed here in Mississippi. Almost too much so!

claude said...

Over here blue bags for papers, yellow bags for plastc bottles and cans and black bags for all we must not put into the two others.

lavenderlady said...

Now that is an interesting way to pay for your trash. I think I like it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Z, just like when we lived in Bloomington! It was a good system...pay for what you use.

Thanks for the recent comments on Claire's blog - it's good to know you're still lurking around out there.

-- Chris

Julie said...

Your American background is showing - trash and liters vs garbage and litres!

Here in Australia we must be more socialist: each householder pays a levy as part of annual rates to the local council which entitles them to standard bin once per week. Anything that does not fit the householder keeps till the following week.

There is a fine for leaving an emptied bin out longer than 24 hours.

Z said...

Julie: In some cases, I prefer the pay-for-what-you-use because I think that encourages people to think a little more about how much they consume and how much waste they generate.