Here's a painless way to reduce one of your monthly bills and encourage a less waste-producing lifestyle: downsize your garbage can.
A couple years ago our city introduced three sizes of garbage cans, with corresponding reduced prices. The first is the standard size that we're all used to: 68 gallons. When we were using disposable diapers for our daughter (I know, I know, so-not-green!), we needed this full-sized can, so we had to pay full price on our garbage bill ($55.84/month). But once she was potty trained, we noticed we were only filling the can 1/2 way each week. ... read more