Jul 11, 2009


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I thought I would find another interpretation of the word "garbage" but my imagination has its limits ! Not even a cat wanted to pose besides the bags.

We have three kinds of garbage bags and only buyable at the council house !


for general garbage


for plastic bottles and metal cans



and the worst and most expensive one is for the garden garbage ! Grass, leaves, etc. Here we have a lot because we had to cut a hedge ! Imagine what work and costs you have, to put all that in carton bags ! and when it rains they break and you can collect the whole mess and put it in new once ! They only come once a week so we have to leave the bags in the garage.


quilly said...

In Hawaii we have 3 different garbage cans, supplied by the city, and we have to put recyclables in one, yard waste in another and trash in the third. They pick up trash every Saturday and either recycling or yard waste (they alternate) on Wednesday. I thought our method awkward, but having seen yours, I am now content!

MaR said...

We have to take our recyclables to 3different containers: glass, paper/cardboard and plastic/cans. That's enough organization for Spain. Garden waste is picked up once a week but we can leave it right outside our door, which is very convenient for us...!!

YTSL said...

Interesting! Is this a general Belgian thing or a Waterloo thing -- the specialised garbage bags, etc.?

Pietro Brosio said...

We have rubblish bins along the streets and one can put everything in them (except glass). The garbage is picked up daily, but the tax is sky-high!!!

Anonymous said...

And as Quilly said, I thought ours was complicated LOL Isn't it amazing what they come up with just for garbage :)

jams o donnell said...

We have three too: Black which we buy ourselves for general, orange for recycling and green for garden waste. The green ones we have to bouy and they are expensive.

Happy weekend

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Umm... yes, garbage disposal could be a burden, one can see it.

Have a great weekend.

Maribeth said...

We have plastic reusable recycling containers for all. It was difficult to get into the habit when we moved here 10 years ago, but now I am actually pretty good about it. But I have plastic "cans" all over the place for glass, burnables, bottles, etc.

Hootin' Anni said...

Seems like a lot of work, just for garbage. Where did your cats hide? [kidding]

This week's theme will be quite interesting to see what everyone came up with for their photos. Yours, my friend, is excellent actually!!! Mine is posted, come on over to my blog, if you can...

Have a great Saturday.

gengen said...

The garbage will be picked every Mondays so our garbage stuck in one place...Mine is up.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wow! So does that mean you have no solid bins? What about stray animals getting into the the plastic bags and making a mess?

Comparing garbage practices has become a most interesting theme this week!

srp said...

We have a garbage truck that comes around for the regular each week. There is a recycle truck to pick up stuff in blue bins... every other week but they just take certain plastic bottles and cans and newspaper, not boxes. Then there is a truck for a special pickup.. if you have a lot of boxes or old furniture and such and you have to call ahead for that. Then there is a truck that comes just for lawn stuff that has to be in clear bags. I think there should be a better way.

My construction trash or garbage is up.

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

We use plastic bins for the recycling. Blue (for plastic, metals, and glass) and black ones (for paper). In some places to encourage recycling, they charge you extra for extra bags at the curb but I can't see how that would prevent people from putting their garbage on your pile.

Our city is planning to add a green bin. The green bin will be for anything biodegradable, including baby diapers. Toronto has used this system for several years and my sister-in-law says it has reduced her garbage to one small grocery bag.

I have a bin in the back yard for garden waste and for kitchen waste (no meat or dairy products allowed) and it produces mulch for my garden. All but the largest of sticks and any diseased vegetation goes in it.

I am horrified my the number of people who mow their lawns down to the soil, practically, and then put the cuttings out for the recycling. I leave it on the lawn (which I mow less frequently than others and set the mower higher). If I rake at all, I put the cuttings in the bin.

While their lawns by mid-summer are brown and dry, mine is green and luxurious. Very little watering is required and I don't "feed" it anything but its own clippings.

EG CameraGirl said...

Garbage has become a BIG problem worldwide, I'm afraid. We have to separate our garbage four ways...but we don't have to purchase special bags.

Kitchen scraps are picked up once a week by the driver of a big truck. Individuals collect the scraps in green containers provided by the town. BUT we never have any scraps at our house to set out at the curb because we are vegetarians so compost any leftovers. ;-)

For recyclable materials we have plastic "blue boxes" provided by the town that are emptied once a week by the driver of another big truck.

Trash is picked up every other week and we are allowed two big bags (one for each week).

Yard waste is picked up every other week by a driver of a different big truck. Some of ours we compost and some we load into big trash cans.

It sure can get confusing!

diane b said...

That looks complicated and expensive. We have a wheelie bin with a divider inside. Recyclable??? on one side and general rubbish on the other. Garden waste goes in a big sack on a stand in the garden but we have to pay for that to be emptied once a month.It is a private contractor not the council. Food scraps other than meat goes in the compost box in the garden.Garbage is a world wide problem.

Marites said...

Our govt is trying to encourage segregation and recycling but i think, it's not working too much. People need to be constantly reminded, disciplined and penalized to follow the law. I find those garbage bags interesting. my PH entry is up too.

Liz Hinds said...

Recycling is a very good idea but all the bins do take up so much space1 And george loves to empty my bin as soon as he hears me put in a bottle or can or cardboard box!

Tina - omme i London said...

And we have SIX different ones, which funnily enough was my take on the "garbage" theme this week as well.