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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Did you know we now have a trash compactor?

In honor of my friend Joanne and all of you who are like me and enjoy seeing pictures so we can understand daily life---I am blogging about how we take out the trash. By the way, my friend Sarah and many others have said that back in Texas, I had a small trash can--well, now, I have an even smaller one!!!!
I asked one time before knowing how trash was deposited, if we wanted to make the trash bag bigger then take it out when it was more full. Well, nothing was said, but I tried stuffing one to the fullest and then realized the reason the trash can needs to be the size it is!!!




Here is where we take our trash. It is located outside our apartment down about 7 or so steps. It's a lovely mint green---it looks like a pipe and this pipe goes down through each floor with an trash opening(which by the way, stays shut). Nope, it doesn't smell...I think it dumped below the first floor into the "dump" and then picked up by the trash collectors.
So, you open the lid, then you put your "small" bag in the hole. If it doesn't drop down automatically, you use a stick on the side of the pipe(I think it might be an old broom handle)....

and you push it down the pipe!!! Now, we have a trash compactor. It's actually quite nice.

So, don't you feel like you are here with me?

5 comments:

The Sparks Circus said...

If we had to use a little bag like that we would be taking the trash out a bunch. We apparently are trashy people, I bet you don't recycle there either, that would creat more trash for us we are big recyclers.

I posted an answer to your Billy movie :)

jackandmerrill said...

Your trash pipe picture makes me feel like I'm part of the plumbing!!

Great job keeping us posted. You do good work!

Papa Jack

jackandmerrill said...

Your trash pipe picture makes me feel like I'm part of the plumbing!!

Great job keeping us posted. You do good work!

Papa Jack

Anonymous said...

Good job posting pictures on your blog. Seeing the trash pipe makes me feel I'm part of the plumbing!!!

You are doing a great job. I've heard (or should I say Herd) people comment about how good your blog is.

Papa Jack

Anonymous said...

You are doing a great job keeping us up to date via your blog. I have heard (or should I say Herd) people comment how good your blog is.

Seeing your trash pipe makes me feel like I'm part of the plumbing!

Papa Jack