How to you dispose of garbage?

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How to you dispose of garbage?

MamaDivine MamaDivine
My husband drives me nuts when he throws stuff away. NOt because hes throwing it away, but because he is forever wasting space in the garbage can. I keep asking him to crush things before they go into the garbage and he said that theres really "no need for it". Grrr lol. This takes up sooo much space in our can that it doubles our garbage bag useage. So I was wondering, am I the only one being picky about this situation?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I always crush my garbage
24  (38%)
I sometimes do it, if I remember to
16  (25%)
I never do it.
15  (24%)
Other
8  (13%)
Total votes: 63
Poll is closed
04/21/2012
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spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
I never fill up the can, so I don't worry about crushing garbage.
04/21/2012
Taylor Taylor
Quote:
Originally posted by spunkmonkey
I never fill up the can, so I don't worry about crushing garbage.
Same here, i have a huge can all to myself and I never fill it up by garbage day so I don't worry about it.
04/21/2012
StarFire StarFire
I do it only after the can is full...
04/21/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
Family garbage: I almost never do it.
My own paper trash can: I almost always do it at some point (I put other things than paper in it, too!)
04/21/2012
puppylove puppylove
I never do
04/21/2012
CindyH CindyH
just put it in the trash
04/21/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Pretty much never, Anything big, like a milk jug or box, goes in a separate can for recycling or burning. So most of the stuff in the trash is already pretty small.
04/21/2012
asphyxia asphyxia
I had to choose "other" because I break down anything made of paperboard (that doesn't have food on it) and it goes in the recycle bin, along with any plastic containers and cans. Unfortunately, no one recycles glass in my area so that goes in the trash. Everything else is fairly small, so it really doesn't need crushing. I guess I do break down or fold up anything else that takes up a lot of space. But I'm fairly OCD. I also have to orient all my paper money so the bills are all facing the same direction and the writing is right-side up.
04/21/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I stomp on drink cans before I recycle them, just because I'm a big kid and it's fun, haha.
04/21/2012
Kissy Kissy
Our garabge can is almost never full for the pick up.
04/21/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
i usually flatten bulky items
04/21/2012
Peggi Peggi
I crush my trash. We have different cans for different trash and I get miffed too when a certain someone doesn't follow through with crushing things
04/21/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
I always crush everything.
04/21/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I flatten boxes.
04/22/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I normally flatten the garbage and of course I recycle!
04/22/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
My husband drives me nuts when he throws stuff away. NOt because hes throwing it away, but because he is forever wasting space in the garbage can. I keep asking him to crush things before they go into the garbage and he said that theres really ...
I tear boxes apart and everything. I don't want a hole in my bags and leakage!
04/22/2012
Kitt Katt Kitt Katt
Squish em down most of the time.
04/22/2012
Azule Azule
I always mash it down so that I have more to stuff in before I actually have to take it now. I think the extra effort of stomping it pays off against having to walk it all the way to the dumpster more frequently.
04/22/2012
AmberM AmberM
Sometimes I do it, not generally though.
04/22/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I flatten out most things.
04/22/2012
nannaof3 nannaof3
I flatten out most things but that is mainly the items for recycling
04/22/2012
Entropy Entropy
If it's recyclable, then I bring it in to a center. If it's large, bulky, and will burn, then I rid of it in a fire pit (I live in the sticks, yo), if it's neither then I crush it, cut it, smash it, and bring it to the county dump.
04/22/2012
anonkitty anonkitty
I squish all the squish-ables before I toss them into the trashcan. Mostly because it decreases the frequencies of me having to take out the trash.
04/22/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
I don't crush my garbage, but I rarely have a full garbage can so I don't need to.
04/22/2012
Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
we do. we have to. pizza boxes. cut. milk jugs. crushed. i try to crumple, crush, cut everything before it goes in so that we aren't spending more money then what we are on basic needs. it helps a little
04/22/2012
Rossie Rossie
I recycle everything that's recyclable; crush all the garbage and bag them in plastic shopping bags before dumping them into the bin. I never use the huge garbage bags because they waste too much room in the garbage bins.
04/22/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I always crush everything
04/22/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
My husbands cousin is a contractor and runs his business down the road from us so we pay to use his dumpster. (we don't have a local garbage route out in the country where I live). I try to crush my husbands soda boxes, and sometimes I break down my EF boxes, but most of the time I just gather it all up and throw it down there like it was.
04/22/2012
JG24FanUK JG24FanUK
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
My husband drives me nuts when he throws stuff away. NOt because hes throwing it away, but because he is forever wasting space in the garbage can. I keep asking him to crush things before they go into the garbage and he said that theres really ...
I usually crush it if I know I can fit more into the can.
04/22/2012
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