This week Brett my husband put all the bins out (garbage & recycle). This was done on Monday night ready for collection first thing Tuesday morning.
So last night being Tuesday I went to bring the bins in. After finding our two recycle bins, I ran around madly looking for our ‘wheelie bin’ (garbage bin). My anger started to rise with the thought someone has nicked one of our bins again!
Not sure if you are aware but apparently in the city of Sydney, stealing garbage & recycle bins is big business……..no just kidding……..no it is just people being LAZY to go to the council and get their own bins. Hence they drive around late at night and steal bins still left out (Grrrrrrrr don’t get me started on this subject).
Anyway back to the story……….. In my mad attempt to look for the garbage bin, I noticed it was still in our back yard. Oh no Brett must have forgotten to put it out but opening the lid revealed that there was nothing inside.
It quickly dawned on me that our household officially had its first zero waste week. Yes we had plenty of organic kitchen waste but the worms ate that. Yes we had paper, glass, tin, plastic etc waste but that was recycled. Yes we even had garden waste but the Sydney council will even give you a bin for recycling this too.
Yeah right on!!!!!! After a year of having a goal of running a household that produces zero waste we are seeing results.
Still have a long way to go as I bet next week we will have a bag of waste in our wheelie bin again but the bag is getting smaller every time!
Check out City of Sydney’s website www.zerowaste.org.au
I’m feeling good! J