Originally Posted by Mamma Christi
Is there any one here who doesn't use trash bags? We have a friend who doesn't and we were considering doing it and probably using a pail liner (because DH wouldn't want to constantly wash the trash can). Just wondering if anyone does this and if so what you use instead. Thanks!
We don't use trash bags.
We don't have curbside recycling (nor curbside garbage pickup for that matter, lol) so I have five large garbage cans outside the back door. Four onone side of the steps and one on the other. The four are labeled "paper", "plastic", "aluminum" and "glass" the fifth is on the other side of the steps and is for garbage that will not recycle and will not compost. I compost all food items. I also shred any and all paper items that I possibly can and use it for ebay packing material. You would be amazed at what you can shred! I shred the paper tags from Goodwill clothes, I shredded the box from my dd's Burt's Bees shampoo this morning, lol. So my garbage cans don't get a lot of garbage and the garbage they do get isn't "yucky" so there isn't really a need to wash them often.
We have stainless steel garbage cans with removable liners for the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. When they get full we just pull out the liner by the handle and go dump it in the garbage can by the back steps. When that one gets full my DH throws the entire garbage can in the back of his truck and takes it to the county dump where he dumps it into the large garbage bin.
It takes a little work to separate all of the garbage and to go put it in the appropriate cans or the compost pile but then it saves work also since DH doesn't have to take out the garbage literally everyday when he gets home from work (as was the case before).