Tomorrow is Wednesday, our scheduled trash day. And we’ve all got 2 weeks worth of stinky, piled up, weather-delayed, holiday trash that desperately needs to be picked up.
Due to my dislike of early morning chill and a strong desire to make sure the trash isn’t missed, my normal plan would be to roll the cans out to the street tonight. The only problem: our weather watchers are predicting a big wind storm around midnight tonight, with gusts up to 50 mph. The last thing I need is to wake up tomorrow to find the cans overturned and a tornado of trash twisting down the street.
So the decision is whether to set an awfully early alarm for 6am and get bundled up to set the trash out tomorrow, or set them out tonight with some sort of duct-tape rigging to minimize spillage. Suggestions are welcome.
Wondering what to put out? Trash and recycling. Yard waste will be skipped for a couple of weeks until the system is caught back up. And there’s no charge for extra trash beyond what fits in your normal container. (Maybe time to clean out that cluttered garage and basement?)
If your trash gets skipped tomorrow, SPU says to leave it out through the end of Thursday. It probably wouldn’t hurt to also call them at 206-684-3000 to make sure they know you were missed.
Let’s all hope that this is the last step of recovery from the snow-storm from hell.