4.27.2009

buang sampah

garbage collection day on my street in queens is every tuesday and thursday. tuesday is also the day when they collect all the recyclable materials. don't know how they do in sandakan now (kadazanman's hometown), here we normally put them out on the curb the night before they come and collect the garbage. and yes, you have to separate them all.
whereas in long island, you also have to separate your trash but pack your household refuse in special green bags, load them in your car and then bring them to a dumping area. then at the dumping area, you have to unload them all and place them in a respective compactor. the green bags are not that cheap. i think its about us$15 or us$20 for one roll which contains about 5 or 6 bags. so, the trick is to squeeze as much household trash as possible in the green bags using whatever ways you can. apa boleh buat, mahal bah itu bahai hijau!!!

6 comments:

Kengkaru Kong said...

you know bro, in Christchurch NZ, the city council prepared three different bin (waste, recycle, and organic material) to every home. and special day of collection once a week, like NY also lah. If you forgot to put the bin at the edge of the road side, you kena buang lah the sampah sendiri or just wait for next week turn.. :P

kadazan man said...

ok...luckily they come and collect our trash twice a week. at least, i only have to wait for few days. however, sometimes i am too lazy to take it out and tend to "pickle" and accumulate a week or two of garbage. duduk sorang-sorang tidak banyak sampahlah.

De Engineur said...
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De Engineur said...

wah thats a lucky twice-a-week pick up. I'm in KKinabalu and we have to, like bark at City Hall many times before the garbage is collected. I wouldnt mind bayar mcm si kadazan kalau kena pungut on time...

Cath J said...

kkekekkeke....'bahai'... my relatives stay in Sdakan pun always use word 'bahai'...lol..

kadazan man said...

de engineur - am not paying for garbage collection in queens. its your tax money at work. trust me, if they don't come and collect the garbage, 8 million people will call city hall.

cath j - have not used that word for ages. it just crossed my mind as i was typing the posting. somehow i thought all sabahans know what that word means.