Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

how ridiculous is this??

i was just informed that our sanitation service will not pick up trash put into, say, walmart/target bags. you must use 'trash' bags..which means, not only are you not able to recycle/reuse the store bags, but you are required to buy more, bigger plastic bags to put those bags in.
isn't this just as wasteful as using plastic bags in the first place? i don't get it!


Asked by dullscissors at 10:13 AM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Home & Garden

Level 49 (343,645 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (16)
  • Mine is the same way. I don't get it. It seems more wasteful. I always use Walmart bags in the small trashcans.

    Answer by ciejsgirl at 10:14 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Our City requires us to buy "Green Bags" (They're really green) to put our trash into. We cannot set our trash outside in anything but those bags. We are also required to recycle anything that is recyclable. Now, our trash pickup is "free", aside from taxes and buying the green bags. Which are five bags for fifteen bucks. Talk about ridiculous.

    Now for your situation you could buy reusable grocery bags. Then you won't have to worry about walmart plastic bags at all. You don't even have to buy the walmart brand reusable bags. Any canvas bag from the purse department will do. And just fill up the now required bag and put it out when it's full.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:17 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • its their business so they can say what they want.. i guess. just use your walmart bags and put them all in the one trash bag when it comes time to take the trash down for pick up

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:16 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • you can recycle the store bags. just take them back to the store.

    Answer by heartsandskulls at 10:28 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Yes it is!!!! It's a mony thing,they think we all have money trees inthe yard!!!!

    Answer by dancer at 10:15 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • How is using a grocery bag for garbage in any way recycling/re-using it anyway? So it goes in the landfill holding things that will take even longer to biodegrade thanks to the protective layer of the grocery bag instead of going to the landfill crumpled up...sounds to me like it's making it worse, not better. If you were actually intending to be green or eco friendly you'd be using bags like this:, not adding more plastic to landfills in smaller doses.


    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:20 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • I can see that, what fits into 1 trash bag would take 10 target bags

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 10:15 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Alot of towns make the people buy certain bags and won't pick up trash unless the trash is in those certain bags and you can always stuff other bags within the big bag

    Answer by togo90210 at 10:25 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • We can use them for our trash if we want, but we don't even have a trash pick up, we have to drive ours down to the garbage truck

    Answer by Liz132 at 10:30 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • you can recycle the store bags. just take them back to the store.

    This is what I was going to say. At the front of the store you can recycle them. As to used ones filled with trash, just throw them in the big bags with everything else.

    Answer by Octobersmom at 10:33 AM on Sep. 7, 2010