May 9, 2009
So Many Categories
Throwing out garbage used to be so simple.
Here in Tokorozawa, garbage is divided into roughly 7 categories. Combustible garbage, Plastic garbage, plastic bottles, Noncombustible/Hazardous garbage, Bottles/Cans/Spray cans, and Newspapers/Magazines/Cardboard boxes. Then there's the Oversize garbage, like couches and refrigerators, that need to be picked up for a certain fee. All these have to be thrown out on a specified day.
It's all written out here.
It just keeps on getting harder to throw things out. Which is probably why we need to reduce what we throw away. What was the motto...reduce, reuse, recycle?