Thursday, May 12, 2005

Perhaps you thought I was kidding...

...about sorting trash in Japan?

And yes, the foreigners are the worst. If I was a landlord, I wouldn't rent to them either!

(I am sooo lucky my company and my landlord are good buddies--no eviction notices for me!)


Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Wow. I hate to take out the trash. Drive to the trash place and recycle? That would be an adjustment.

What about things like potato peelings?

8:08 AM  
Blogger Christopher Barzak said...

So my town just changed how to seperate glass, metal and plastic bottles. For six months after I got here, they put these little foldable bins next to our garbage bin. Someone would go down there, whoever was the first with garbage for the bins, and unfold them and sit them up right, and everyone would seperate their garbage into them. Now they just have added metal to certain collection days and you put it in a regular plastic bag, plastic on another day, and glass on another. No more bins to throw everything into. It all just goes into the regular garbage bin in bags now. Potato peelings I throw out on burnable garbage days. My complex doesn't have a compost heap, or at least I don't think they do. I am, after all, not the most clued in resident of Ahban Haitsu. (Urban Heights) hehe.

When I first got here, the Canadian couple who lived in my apartment before me left a lot of trash behind. Some of it was big, like a broken TV. My company had to take it away in a truck to a center, because you can't leave stuff that big out for the garbage men to take. And you have to *pay* the garbage company extra money to take it.

9:28 AM  
Blogger chance said...

You'll be sorry when they make you got to trash school ...

10:27 AM  

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