What do you throw into that wastepaper basket?

What do you throw into that basket? - Other than paper, do you dump anything into it?
@whyaskq (7553)
Singapore
July 16, 2007 4:09am CST
In my office, we do not have a cleaner responsible for emptying wastepaper baskets. Here, we are assuming each individual is responsible for emptying his/her wastepaper basket. However, there are people sharing wastepaper baskets. I see one full to the brim, but it was not emptied. I am not sure who is going to empty it. lol. What is in the wastepaper basket? At one glance, I see wrappers (biscuits, chips and chocolates), crushed paper, empty drink cans and even tissue papers. what else is in it, I do not know. I wouldn't want to dig into it. I only discard papers and wrappers into my wastepaper basket. For other stuffs, I will make a special trip to discard whatever that will 'dirty' the wastepaper basket into the common bin where the cleaner trashed daily. Friends, what do you throw into that wastepaper basket? Do you throw only dry stuff that will not dirty the basket? Or anything goes into it, wet and dry? Kindly share. Thank you.
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11 responses
• Singapore
16 Jul 07
Normally it would just be paper stuffs or tissue for me. If I need to throw some sweet or wet stuffs, I won't dump them into the one in my room. I wouldn't want to wake up kissing a roach.:P
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@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
I have wastebasket exclusively for dry stuff which is always fill to the max. Thanks to my girls who kept cutting papers. I also allocate one for the wet and sticky stuff. This is the one near my kitchen. I needed to repeatedly remind my girls the differences between the dry and wet stuff. Did they listen? NO, they will still mix the two and and throw anything in it.
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
22 Jul 07
Well, that's kids. You are lucky they don't do it intentionally. That's what happen at my home too. When you say NO, not there.... you sure find the stuffs there the moment your back is turned.
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I always make sure that only dry stuff is thrown into my wastebasket. It is just so nasty to have to clean out old soda or food from the sides and bottom. So why not avoid all that right from the start? Less scrubbing that way. ;)
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
22 Jul 07
What I did was have a big plastic bag over the wastepaper basket. I just wrap and tie up the plastic bag and dump it into the big trashbin. No scrubbing but washing yes :P
@mymytri (2032)
• India
18 Jul 07
Geez!Do you have to empty your wastepaper basket in youf office???.I never heard this.I had been working few days ago but in our office we dont have this kinda custom.We had a boy to clean that baskets.I see lots of paper,wrapers of biscuits ,chips,chocolates and some fast food boxes in our baskets but when we reach office in the morning we see them got cleaned.He wash that baskets and wipe them every week.In my stores and home too i dont have to empty them...we have some people to do that.Everyday morning around 8am govt vehicle come to take away this stuff...when they horned we go and throw this wastage into that vehicle :D
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
22 Jul 07
Well, we do not have a office boy. We have a big trash bin but at our desks, we put private and personal wastepaper baskets for our own convenience. lol.
@dpk262006 (50893)
• Delhi, India
17 Jul 07
Anything which deserved to be in the wastepaper basket is thrown by me in that. Most of them are papers, in office, and some other sundry things. I throw only dry stuff...I do not throw any liquids in that...otherwise it will be messy affair.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
16 Jul 07
Mostly paper trash and any food items I usually put it into the main bins, or wrap it in plastic bags and use the main bins.
@weemam (13389)
16 Jul 07
I do not work now but we do have a small platic waste bin in the livingroom tucked beside the sofa ( where no-one sees lol ) I only put dry things in it , If it is wet or sticky I put it outside in the whely bin , I hate to see things all wet and sticky in it Yuck !!! xx
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
16 Jul 07
Hi there. The only thing thrown in my waste paper basket is paper itself, I dont think its strong enought to have anything else thrown into it...
• United States
16 Jul 07
I only throw things like paper in my wastebasket...it wasn't meant for things you are supposed to put in the garbage..you could end up with a huge mess just putting something in there thats going to sit and not be taken out as quickly as the regular garbage..plus, wet things in wastebaskets always seemed to attract bugs..I don't need that at all...
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16 Jul 07
I tend to recycle paper, card, cans and bottles so they don't go into the waste basket. I use old plastic carrier bags as a liner for the bin and whatever else goes into the bin can be lifted out easily, then I tie the bag up and put in into the rubbish
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@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
25 Jul 07
i throw paper, tissue, chocolate wrappers... sometimes empty drink cups. where do you empty the waste? is there a common bin outside or something? it is only after i got my own home did i realise how indispensible NTUC shopping bags are. we really need them, and i guess if they are recycled it's not so bad??