I know it’s been a while since my last post, but in the meantime the city of Portland has started a curbside compost pickup. Since I don’t really do much gardening (although I would love to try to find the patience and time for it), I don’t have a need for my own compost. It’s a great program for eliminating waste that used to go into the landfill. They accept all food products and even dirty napkins and pizza boxes. I have reduced the size of my regular trash can because we are only producing 2 bags of trash (aside from cat litter) every 2 weeks. I also recently realized that I can recycle those clamshell plastic containers that our recycling didn’t accept at New Seasons, so I have started to save those from the landfill also.
Did I tell you that I love Portland!