I have lived in share houses with six people and gotten by with just the normal two wheely bins.
My nuclear family of 4 managed fine with the usual compliment of bins.
Living with Goosepig, however, I found we were in a constant battle with overflowing bins necessitating time consuming trips to the tip.
My initial reaction was, as the environmentalists would like, to question our patterns of consumption and look to trim our lifestyles to something that was, if not sustainable, able to fit in the normal two bins considering it was just for two people.
Goosepig is made of more direct stuff and she was off to the TAMS website to order a second recycling wheely bin.
This morning when I trudged out to bring the bins in it was like a Christmas Miracle.
There was a shiny new recycling bin next to the old one. It had New Bin Smell!
For a $28.50 a year we don’t need to adjust our lifestyles at all!
By way of comparison Goosepig’s old apartment block had four recycling bins servicing
eight apartments twelve apartments, some of them with families.
Just the two of us now have 50% of that capacity!
I honestly don’t know whether to laugh or cry.