Your garbage bin tells a story

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@allknowing (70755)
India
November 6, 2015 5:04am CST
Your garbage bin tells a story and that story would be best written if the guy who collects your garbage takes time off and looks within. What kind of household would he find out yours to be?
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 15
It is true that our garbage bins tells to garbage guy what we had eaten the previous day, how many vegetables did we cook, how many times we had a cup of tea. It also tells that did we go shopping the other day and there are some used boxes or plastic/paper covers thrown in the garbage bin. If the garbage bin is nearly empty, it shows that we were not at home the previous day. I loved the post.
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@allknowing (70755)
• India
6 Nov 15
There could be some valuable information too.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
6 Nov 15
@allknowing - Yes, you are right.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 15
He would have to make the effort to check inside the bags because I never throw anything loose into the dustbin. All rubbish is placed into plastic bags and the bag sealed before I put it into the dustbin, With the modern style of wheelie bin, the refuse collection these days involves the dustbin being tipped up by the truck, so any loose material is prone to being blown around the street with the wind.
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@allknowing (70755)
• India
6 Nov 15
That's not the case here. My maid will collect the garbage and dump in two pits - one dry and one wet. And even if they are collected at the gate we do not have any such mechanical device that would toss the bags straight onto the truck.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
6 Nov 15
Nothing special in my garbage can. Just the normal trash.
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@allknowing (70755)
• India
7 Nov 15
What is normal to you may not be normal to the garbage man. He may even find some treasure in there
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Nov 15
@allknowing Maybe if he likes empty cans and boxes from making meals.
@allknowing (70755)
• India
8 Nov 15
@simone10 Next time keep something interesting for him (lol)
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@GardenGerty (104102)
• United States
6 Nov 15
Right now he would see evidence of us moving. Cardboard, paper and tape. Some broken items. I have found where I can take the cardboard and paper, as of yesterday, so it will not be in the trash in the future.
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@allknowing (70755)
• India
7 Nov 15
Don't get surprised if you got a knock on your door welcoming you as what he would see would give him an indication that you guys have just moved in
• Preston, England
6 Nov 15
A pretty standard story of consumerism and food intake with too much emphasise on junk food
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@allknowing (70755)
• India
7 Nov 15
One honest man I see here There could be more
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@valmnz (12742)
• New Zealand
6 Nov 15
Fortunately an athletic looking guy just runs along the street, picks up the plastic rubbish bag and throws it up onto a truck. Or the recycling bin van comes along and with huge metal arms lifts the bin, tips it upside down into the truck and replaces it back on the kerb. You've made a very good subtle point here though. In one word, there are some times he might say we're wasteful, other times frugal.
@allknowing (70755)
• India
7 Nov 15
There could be untold family secrets in there!
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@valmnz (12742)
• New Zealand
7 Nov 15
@allknowing I wouldn't doubt that someone here, can't remember if it was NZ or more locally where I live, actually did a survey on food wastage - can you imagine what a smelly job that must have been!
@allknowing (70755)
• India
7 Nov 15
@valmnz I was not wrong when I said that a garbage bin unfolds many a tale
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@slund2041 (3375)
• United States
7 Nov 15
He would be bored if he went through our trash. He would find used cat litter, and regular house hold garbage.
@allknowing (70755)
• India
7 Nov 15
One man's food is another man's poison. Who knows he may find something in there which for you would be trash and may be a neat subject to write a story on a household?
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@slund2041 (3375)
• United States
7 Nov 15
@allknowing You are correct!
@delyaj30 (615)
• Quezon City, Philippines
8 Nov 15
i wash first used plastics before throwing it inside the bin specially those which was used in fish and meat to avoid bad odor and living organisms
@allknowing (70755)
• India
8 Nov 15
Very thoughtful
@Blondie2222 (22724)
• United States
7 Nov 15
We don't have garbage cans that get picked up. I live in the country so we do our own trash and take it to the dump every saturday. But either way it's never anything special in there just garbage.
@allknowing (70755)
• India
7 Nov 15
May be there would be a lottery ticket in there thrown by mistake?
• United States
6 Nov 15
Interesting thought. My trash would probably be very boring but I sometimes wonder what my garbage mans thinks...some weeks I put out two cans and other weeks just one lonely green bag.
@allknowing (70755)
• India
7 Nov 15
I can more or less guess what his thoughts would be - a very inconsistent family who sometimes starves and sometimes over eats
@LadyDuck (182314)
• Switzerland
6 Nov 15
We have to separate items for recycling and the "normal" garbage must go in official garbage bags. Nobody can see your garbage, this is against the privacy.
@allknowing (70755)
• India
7 Nov 15
If only there were less inquisitive people in this world then your norm would be followed but anyway since you say your bags are sealed your secrets will go the dump
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Nov 15
I tie up all my trash in dark plastic bags just so no nosey people can look at my trash. My household is the one where I double bag anything that is smelly or distasteful and properly section off my recyclables but I still don't want anyone to look in my trash, That's not nice.
@allknowing (70755)
• India
7 Nov 15
For the curious there is no limit how far he could go bad smell notwithstanding. He would perhaps get hints on writing an interesting story on a family next door
@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
6 Nov 15
Mine would mostly tell what sort of food we like.
@allknowing (70755)
• India
7 Nov 15
Perhaps he would give you a tip or two why not to eat junk food if at all he found shreds in there
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 15
I think there is nothing special about my garbage. It might contain some leftovers from my kitchen that my dog doesn't want to consume. From my garbage, they will get to know that i cook almost everyday.