One of the joys of living in the country is that we have no rubbish collection. I burn what I can, recycle what I can (but here you can only recycle #1 and #2 plastic, paper/cardboard and cans). The rest of your stuff? That can be a problem.
Locally there is a company who rents out rubbish containers – little skips like many restaurants use. They also have bigger ones and huge ones. Well, several months ago I got one. It’s two cubic yards (for you engineers out there, and for the rest of you that means it’s rather small for a skip) and usually I can go 3 or 4 months without it being emptied. Now that we are moving I decided that it might be a good idea to have them replace this little one with a medium sized one (about 3 times the size) so I stopped by the office earlier this week to arrange it. Not a problem, but since they only come my way once a week it would have to wait until Friday. No problem, says I and then I paid for it.
Well, today has come and all but gone, and in spite of a reassuring telephone call with them I have no replacement skip. And my little one is full to over-flowing. Since we leave next Friday I’m going to have to go to town Monday and do some serious begging!!
Next place I live will have city/town/village sponsored rubbish pick up at least weekly!