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I'm super excited that the city gave me (us all) a new trash can. We could choose S, M or L. I'm sure for some people, an L isn't even big enough (some people throw away sooooo much stuff). I don't throw much away, and plus it's just me, Sophie the cat, and several robot vacuums here. I'd probably have been fine with an S. The M is pretty big!

This is the next step on our billion-year journey toward recycling (began only because our landfill is not only finally full but also leeching into the ground... because it was originally lined with clay and never meant to last more than 50 years, and this was probably 75+ years ago... good planning, guys).

So now our can is just part of the trash service we pay for. I think having to use a can will get people to throw less away.

The cans are designed so that one person driving a truck can do all the work, without getting out of the truck. I wonder what will happen to the other people. It used to be someone driving the truck and 2-3 more people hanging off the back/sides. Maybe they work elsewhere for the city now. Or maybe they are on unemployment.

The can is made in the USA. I don't know how/why that happened, but I was happy to see it. It's a nice can, too. BUT IS IT BEAR-PROOF?

I am perplexed where it warns users not to put it near roads/driveways. It has to be near a road/driveway in order to be used. In fact, it has to be as near the road as possible so the garbage truck's arm or whatever can pick it up. They're not going to drive into your garage and get it for you.

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Date: 2017-07-10 01:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] raynedanser
Bear proof is so important! We're fortunate that the biggest we usually have to deal with are coons and skunks, but our neighbors have had bear problems in the past. . .

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Date: 2017-07-10 02:36 pm (UTC)
raynedanser: made by me for me only me! (misc - hiking)
From: [personal profile] raynedanser
You're so lucky that's all that happened with the skunk encounter. We have them all over the place here - as well as deer, moose, eagles, raccoons, turkeys, loons, fox, coyotes, badgers (nasty things, they're mean!), rabbits... I love Maine!

I always wonder about "before" and things, so no apologies needed. :)

ETA:
Oh! And porcupine!
Edited Date: 2017-07-10 02:37 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-07-25 05:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] raynedanser
We saw/heard a hawk on last weekend's hike. I'm hoping on my walk this weekend I see wildlife as well. Or I may go Thursday before everyone is up. Not sure.

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Date: 2017-07-10 06:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zesty_pinto
Ooo shiny!

For some reason, seeing photos of Phoenix just makes me hope it can handle heat. I doubt you encounter Phoenix temperatures, but can't get the melting can out of my head.

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Date: 2017-07-12 02:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rocket_to_neptune
We got one, too, but it was too big to fit through our "sally port," because Doug didn't specify the size. Ha. So he gave it to a neighbor. Sigh. It was exciting, though, before we realized it was too big.

Do you actually need yours to be bear proof? Apparently the new ones around here are supposed to be rat proof, but we've been told they are in fact not.

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