... to talk about our bulk trash collection. Twice a year, we get to put out big items. They have some kind of secret schedule they make up, so you're never quite sure when your chance will come. You save up for six months waiting for the note to be delivered to your mailbox.
Why a secret calendar, you might ask? After all, we're talking trash here. Turns out it's to prevent scavenging.
Personally, I'd much rather someone with a trailer drive around picking up bulk trash than it just going to the dump. Today, we put out an old bathroom sink and a 30-year-old double mattress. Within a half hour, both were gone. I'm happy to know someone might actually get some use out of a mattress. Talk about an item that's hard to get rid of. There's like one place in town you can donate them to.
I noticed the Papasan chair down the street lasted a good ten minutes. Our BBQ smoker last time was about the same. From what I gather (from the guy I caught scavenging today and asked), metal is where it's at. He said "big bucks". So I'm thinking, could metal scavenging possibly support my writing?
Side note: I have to admit, during bulk trash time, I slow down and look while driving around the neighborhood. To date, I've never stopped and taken anything, but, hey, I have all week ahead of me!