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Old 07-26-2007, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Here in Illinois we put our trash out in the can and take it for granted that every week the trash men will come by and take it all away.

How does trash collection work in the mountains 10-15 miles out of town?

Are home owners required drive their own trash to the dump?

Have a great day!

William
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:25 PM
 
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It depends on where you are. Some places just have regular trash cans like we do in town and others have community dumpsters. Either way the trash trucks come and haul it off just like in town. The only trick up in the mountains is not to put your trash out until right before the trash truck comes because it will attract bears.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Montrose
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...and if you are on a remote-enough road, there'll be no trash pickup at all, and you'll have to drive to the dump.

Been there, done that. After a while, though, enough people built homes along our road that a couple of local trash companies offered curbside service to our rural location.

We didn't have much problem with bears (except for one year when we were in extreme drought conditions), but the crows were a real problem unless we kept a fastened lid on our trash can. They'd rip open the bags and drag everything out, looking for stuff to eat.
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Thanks for the answers. I had been wondering about that for sometime because it may be the biggest issue I would face living far out of the city. It's not that I'm an overly messy person, the issue here is plastic coke bottles, not food waste. I guess it's a good idea to have an empty fridge as compared to a packed one to avoid the monthly food waste when cleaning out the fridge.

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William
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:13 PM
 
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I don't know about the biggest problem but it may be a problem. Good luck in your mountain living adventure!!!! =-)
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