Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Trash Talk

Many residents struggle to fit their two 96-gallon trash/recycling bins into their garages here at the Santiago Street Lofts. Although Association rules state that the bins need to be stored within the garage on non-trash pick-up days, for one reason or another, some folks just can't make space for the two large bins.

If by trash day your 96-gallon bin is only half way full, you might want to consider downsizing to a 64 or 32 35-gallon receptacle.

To do so, contact Waste Management of Orange County's customer service at (714) 558-7761. On trash day, your bins will be swapped out for your chosen size.

Holiday Schedule
Waste collection does not occur on the following days:

• New Year's Day
• Memorial Day
• 4th of July
• Labor Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas Day

Our normal trash collection day is Friday, but during the week of the listed holidays, collection is on Saturday (unless the holiday falls on a Saturday).

Trash (maroon) Bin
Items that can be placed in trash containers:

• Disposable diapers
• Drinking glasses
• Pet-soiled paper
• Window glass
• Pet waste
• Auto glass
• Soiled/greasy paper plates or pizza boxes
• Mirrors
• Napkins
• Paint cans (empty)
• Waxed and coated paper
• Oil cans (empty)
• Aluminum foil
• Rubber/latex items
• Microwave dinner trays
• Plastic bags (grocery or dry cleaner)
• Butter tubs
• Taggers
• Potting containers
• Clothing
• Styrofoam
• Foam padding
• Toys
• Carpeting
• Steel items
• Ceramics
• Palm fronds

Recycling (gray) Bin
Items that can be placed in recycling containers:

• Glass bottles/jars (all colors)
• Cardboard
• Mixed papers
• Junk mail/magazines
• Newspapers
• Plastic bottles/jars (CRV# 1 & 2)
• Plastic milk containers
• Metal cans
• Plastic beverage bottles (CRV# 1-7)
• Frozen food boxes
• Cereal boxes (with plastic liner removed)
• Empty paper towel and bath tissue rolls

Items that should NOT be placed in recycling containers:

• Paper towels and tissues
• Plates and napkins
• Styrofoam
• Plastic/paper cups
• Aluminum foil
• Pizza boxes
• Cardboard milk containers

For more information, download this flyer or visit the Waste Management website here.


Jason said...

Hahahaha... Taggers go in the maroon bins!! I always wondered if I should recycle them, but clearly you're right: they're just trash!!

Nice, I almost wonder if the whole post wasn't just for that one semi-inside joke.

Anonymous said...

I just noticed that.
I was like "trash...trash...trash
blah... blah... blah... skimming... skimming... OK whatever I get it"
and totally missed the taggers bit that made the whole thing worth it.

KUDOS 2 U Ben!

DG said...

I usually just throw all my taggers into the compost heap. They seem to compliment dog shit well.

LOL, good post

Unknown said...

ah Taggers or trash?

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Sammy Wineburgh said...

Great info - thanks for posting.

House for Sale in London said...

Thanks for posting -- this contains some very helpful information (as well as some humour RE: taggers!)