This is my garbage can. The price is marked on the lid (2.5 Tunisian dinar = 1.830295 U.S. dollars). I put a 1/2 meter ruler on the floor as a size reference. I screwed a wine cork into the top as a handle.
If any plastic bags find their way into our home, they are reused in whatever manner makes the most sense. The final use is of course to contain garbage. Lately I have been very good at avoiding plastic bags and as a consequence I haven’t been using a bag inside this garbage can. My community has small communal dumpsters out on the main road. Carrying a can there and back is not much of a hardship. I often see people stopping beside these dumpsters with their nice cars and tossing in the trash on their way to town. I can’t do this for two reasons. First off, I don’t have a car. Secondly, I have to take the can back home. These means that I have to walk an extra 260 steps every 2-3 days. I haven’t checked, but I bet a lot of the people who take their garbage for a car ride double bag.
I recently moved house and I am turning the idea of composting over in my head. My head is not a suitable container for composting. I am open to suggestions from anyone who is composting at home. I have access to a postage stamp garden in a common entrance area and I don’t want to create anything that offends the eyes or noses of my neighbors. I live in a Mediterranean climate, so I am not comfortable jumping into to project with just my Canadian composting experiences.