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Do these people never eat??!!

I couldn't help noticing that my neighbor only has one tiny kitchen sized bag of garbage every week,the 13 gal size. They also only put the recycling bin out once a month. It got me thinking. Almost everything is going to generate waste,even produce. There are boxes,cans,bottles,jars that are recycled. Where is their garbage going?? 3 people are going to generate waste...Weird! They have 2 cats,so litter alone will fill up one bag.


Asked by butterflyblue19 at 4:01 PM on Nov. 4, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I wonder that about the people across the street. I have at least 5 bags of trash every week, not including guinea pig cage stuff. Sometimes it's even more than that. Yet, every week, this family of 4 only has two white bags of trash.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 4:12 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Some people burn their trash...maybe that is what they are doing? You are a little

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 4:04 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • They eat out a lot and have their cats sh**t in other people's gardens ...? (That's how people do it around here. Yes, I'm a cat-hater. Aaaaahhhh!)

    Answer by BeachMom81 at 4:04 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Maybe they reuse everything?
    Maybe they're hoarders.

    Answer by matobe at 4:03 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • I think that you are paying too much attention to your neighbors. Some people take their garbage out so as not to call rodents and bugs. They might be complete recyclers. Or they might be hoarders.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 4:04 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • LMAO. I dunno. My 2 kids and my ex and I used to put out a large bag of trash daily. After we split I noticed how little trash we're producing. Not sure what the difference is. Maybe we're being less wasteful now that we're a single income family, but I really didn't notice us being wasteful to begin with. It's a mystery. I think you need to wait until after dark, creep up to the house, and investigate! LOL.

    Answer by BethLopez at 4:08 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • They eat out probably more then they buy groceries.
    Our neighbors NEVER put out a trash bag. We are required to buy "Green Bags" for our "Free" trash service, and I think most of our neighbors take their trash somewhere else. Just so they don't have to buy the bags. However, we put out two bags of trash and sometimes two boxes of recycling. And we're only a family of four. (Diapers is one bag) I don't see how your neighbors couldn't put out as much if not more.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 4:08 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • some people have more trash than others we go through about 2 bags a week.

    Answer by ckmomof2 at 4:17 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • we have ALOT of trash - for a family of 4 we easily have atleast 3, 20gal bags.....I am a nosey person and I notice that we have a neighbor who barely ever has any trash - but they eat out almost everyday and are usually only home in the evening so I assume that is why....

    You can hear when they are picking up my other neighbors trash cans though they literally have a large garbage can that is completely and ONLY beer

    Answer by 2lilbumblebees at 4:47 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Maybe they eat out a lot, maybe they compost. I once had a neighbor ask me the same question. I don't have hardly any bottles or cans. I don't buy processed foods if I can help it. That's where most packaging comes from.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 4:06 PM on Nov. 4, 2010