How many bags of garbage do you usually put out in a week?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

We have my kids 1/2 of the week and we have the same amount of garbage as you do each week.   12 bags? that’s a lot of garbage for a family of 4! 

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We have a dog and a 2 year old.

Every 2 weeks we put out about 2-3 bags of garbage, the compost bin and about 3-4 recycling bags.

…and I feel like that’s a LOT. Most of my neighbors (although older, without kids) only have one bag of trash and a couple recyling bags..

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

2 adults, 2 kids 1 dog, 1 cat.

We usually have a bag of trash per day- not counting recycling.  Diapers count for a lot of space.  As does the litter from the cat box- that cat is a prolific pooper.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

It’s just the two of us, and one bag a week!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@AB Bride:  12 bags is ALOT! Do they just throw away everything??

We have literally one bag of garbage a week and its mostly food remnants (no garbage disposal sadly!) from cooking ect.  I recycle a lot and try not to use paper products (ie plates and paper towels). It stinks because our garbage service comes every week, where our recycling comes once every two weeks. We need it reversed haha

It is just the two of us and our dog. I bet we will have more trash when we have kids but I try to not create a lot of waste.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

There is two adults, a 2 year old and a cat. We have usually between 2 to 3 bags.  2 are usually kitchen garbage and the 3rd is diapers for the week.  Now this past week garabage pick up is Tueday mornings our garbage bin was full. My DH cleaned out our freezer chest and upstairs freezer and did some house cleaning. 

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@AB Bride:  Do you have a green bin? It’s a bin that all the organics go into in that case you are able to put tissues into that. Where I live we are only able to put garbage out every second week. The recycling and green bins are picked up each week

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

It’s just me and the dog right now. Usually 1 tall kitchen trash bag and a full recycling bin. When baby gets here I imagine that will significantly increase!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

It’s just the two of us with all small trash cans. I put out the kitchen bag every night regardless of how full it is. We live in a tiny apartment and I can’t stand the smell of food trash sitting overnight. Plus it keeps the mice away.

 

With that in mind I probably put out about one big bag of trash a week. I have no clue how they could put out 12 a week, that’s almost two a day! Maybe they order out a lot? I know take out containers take up a lot of space.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Usually less than 1/2 a bag between my husband and I. 1.5 if we cut the grass.  No kids or pets either.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

2 adults and a dog. LOTS AND LOTS of recycling. I think we have maybe 1 bag of actual garbage a week.

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