Today was the day Vince chose to go to the landfill. We don’t have trash pickup but thankfully, we’re only about 3-1/2 miles from the landfill. Since we’ve not been going to the grocery store much, we’re eating out of the freezer, and most of that is either in vacuum seal bags or re-usable containers, and we’re eating a lot out of jars – foods I had preserved over the past years. Yes, years! Chickens get the yummy scraps and the compost tube gets the other trash that will compost. The biggest part of Vince’s dump run today was boxes! We save some of the boxes for putting down in the garden to keep weeds down but a lot of them go to recycle at the landfill.
Note that he even has boxes in the passenger seat!
We laughed about this load. One of the things we fond out when we were looking to move to Arkansas was that in the Mountain Home area, there had been some issue with their landfill and it’s outrageously expensive to get rid of trash. You pay by the bag. As Vince was grabbing his $5 to go to the landfill, he said “I bet this load would cost at least $50 in Arkansas.” Here, so long as it it’s household waste and not construction materials, it’s $5/load. Another reason to stay in Texas I suppose.