Where the hell do you put them is one? Our narrow brick alley has two 300 gallon trash containers on each side of my garage driveway that serve the two homes behind mine and one to the south. There literally is NO space for adding FOUR 90 gallon containers?
Keep it in your garage or inside your backyard fence and put it out on the morning of pickup. Doesn't need to be in the alley all the time. Would that work?
Edit: Just saw your reply about not wanting to store it that way. I guess it's a good thing it's a smaller container. Have to squeeze it in somewhere I reckon...
Also, does anyone know why you can't put plastic bags in them? What are you supposed to put recycling in before dumping in blue bin? Magic invisible bags? And what are you supposed to do with plastic bags?
Plastic bags can easily get caught in the sorting/recycling machinery and shut down the conveyor systems...
If you've got a container in your house where you keep recycling before taking it out to the bin, I imagine they want you to not use a bag, and just keep it directly in the can, and dump it in the bin.
If you're talking about smaller grocery store bags (Kroger, Giant Eagle, whatever) you can return those to the store to recycle. They have collection containers in the front area usually near the shopping carts.
Another, isn't this a goldmine for alley surfers picking cans? I hope these bums don't dump recycling all over the alley in an effort to pick cans for meth habits.
Yeah, hoping that's not the case either. I've heard this concern repeated by other folks.
And if all that isn't enough, they're unsightly. Thank god I don't live on a street that has trash pickup out front and would have to look at them all the time.
Our trash pickup is out front, and we keep our trash container by our back door. Wheel it out to the curb the night before pickup, and usually wheel it back by 9am after trash it picked up. The only time anyone sees it out there is for a few hours on Tuesday morning. I imagine we'll do the same with recycling every other week.