Originally posted by Barbara:
The consensus seems to be that the quality of life improved considerably since then

Except for the garbage collection, of course

In the Roanoke area we have the same thing with the single, rather large container.....where I am we get picked up by a franchisee or something and can put out ANYTHING in bags, boxes, etc, and they'll take it.

Recycling, because we have so many separately incorporated places, varies but there are three points where you can take your recyclables, two of them fairly near me. One of these takes plastics, the other takes "plain" and "office" paper and cardboard, so I visit one of them one week, the other the next....both take newspapers, glass and cans.
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