Babies create lots of trash and rubbish
No dedicated environmentalist would ever have children. The amount of waste produced by just one baby rivals all the garbage produced by some third world countries. We went from a one garbage bin household, to needing three (which was the allowed limit where we lived in the USA). Luckily for us we were also allocated recycling bins for cans, glass, paper, etc. Otherwise we certainly would have exceeded our allotment of rubbish, and I would have had to make midnight trips to the neighbours trash cans to get rid of our excess.
We only used disposable diapers, which I’m sure contributed to a great amount of waste. The squirming kid made those just about impossible to put on right, and there was no way I was going to try the same with a cloth diaper and a (safety?) pin. It would be worse than trying to clip a baby’s nails. And washing those things? Like hell. Not even if I had a separate washing machine especially for them.
I utilise the recycling services that are provided for home pickup as best I can. If you live in a city that doesn’t offer recycling pickup, and I know there are quite a few in places like Michigan and Ohio, then you’re screwed. You’re just not going to have time, what with all the fun you’re having with your sleep deprived hallucinations, to make special trips to recycling centres. Local governments that don’t provide pick up recycling really need to come out of the dark ages.
No one is going to care if you put it out a day ahead of the adjusted schedule. They’ll just think you forgot. You probably aren’t even aware that there’s even a public holiday at all. Days at home with small children are more work that your day job, so it won’t seem like a holiday. So put your rubbish out on the same day, every week. Otherwise you run the risk of missing out on trash pick up, having gotten the weeks and public holidays mixed up in your new parent daze.
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