- Paper, plastic, and metal are recycled
- Yard waste is mulched and used in the yard
- Food scraps are run through the garbage disposal
- Unwanted items are given away to friends or through Craigslist
The city requires weekly trash pickups as part of their municipal code, and as the homeowner does not have one scheduled, has opted to pursue legal action.
Granted, upon further investigation, it appears that there may be some extenuating circumstances related to the city's decision; however, this issue highlights the importance of policy in encouraging sustainable practices, whether in the work place or at home.