Yesterday, just for fun, I recorded the brand of every piece of trash I gathered. I was exploring new territory, an open meadow with lots of prickly shrubs that I usually avoid (see the sign above), and the quantity of cups and cans overwhelmed me. There was much more than I could carry:
Deer Park Water
Mountain Dew (Diet and otherwise, many times over)
Harris Teeter (migrating trash, apparently)
Starbucks (for Tammy, whoever and wherever she is)
A&W Cream Soda
Rita’s Italian Ice
I brought all of these home, some for the trash can, but most for recycling. Unfortunately, the city only gathers the recycling every other week, so I always end up filling the recycling can, bin and extra cardboard boxes of my own to overflowing. I’m a little concerned about how much more trash warmer weather will generate. I might have to start begging my neighbors for recycling space.