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Old 02-18-2015, 03:42 PM   #1
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waste solutions?

I'm curious how everyone organizes and deals with waste, more so general trash and recyclable than grey water/human waste but those too.

I'm building my tiny little kitchen and trying to figure out the best way to organize and separate, and then what to do with waste when i accumulate it.

Does anyone compost in their bus? What about burnables for those with wood stoves?

Anyone build a clever organized waste space to share?

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Old 02-18-2015, 07:24 PM   #2
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I'm curious how everyone organizes and deals with waste, more so general trash and recyclable than grey water/human waste but those too.

I'm building my tiny little kitchen and trying to figure out the best way to organize and separate, and then what to do with waste when i accumulate it.

Does anyone compost in their bus? What about burnables for those with wood stoves?

Anyone build a clever organized waste space to share?

Thanks
I burn everything that's not metal in my wood / coal stove. Onion peels, my poop, food wrappers, plastic bottles with no return deposit, ect. I eat a lot of canned fish, so I toss the cans in the stove to burn the stink out of them. After they are in there for a hour, I remove them next time I load the stove. After they cool, I put them in my metal bag. This way they don't stink me out.

After my metal bag is full, I toss it in the trash anywhere I go.

Pee get's done in a bucket for now. It get's dumped 100 yards from my shed. I also spread it out so nature can deal with it. Too much of anything in one spot is bad.

Gray water just get's dumped anywhere for now. I'm out in the woods.

Without burning everything I can, garbage adds up quick.

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Old 02-18-2015, 09:57 PM   #3
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I have a friend that pees around the perimeter of his garden to keep deer from getting into his crops. He swears it works. I always compliment him on how yellow his corn on the cob is. hahaha
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Old 02-19-2015, 12:38 PM   #4
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I use a Kingsford Charcoal caddy for my trash can and it uses tall kitchen trash bags. Bought it at Lowes in NC to use on the food cart. The lid snaps securely closed so trash doesn't spill if it falls over. I currently have it sitting under the sink. I glued a couple neodydium magnets on the inside of the lid so that the lid will stay open when it hits the neodydium magnet on the bottom of the cast iron sink. It stands about 20" tall, 10" wide at the top and 19" deep (not counting the handle on the back). It clears the drain of the far left sink bowl by about 3/16". I have yet to find a good replacement in the time since the sink was installed (it's a big deep sink). Trash cans tend to be either too tall or too small. Here is a link to one like what I have but you should be able to buy at places that sells the charcoal in bags... http://www.amazon.com/Buddeez-Kingsf...charcoal+caddy




To dispel any silly ideas that I don't actually have this container and just took an image off the 'net. Here are some pics of the container under the sink.

This shows the clearance for the sink drain


This shows the little magnet stuck on the bottom of the sink bowl. The one glued inside the can lid mates up to this magnet. It's strong enough to hold it open but weak enough to easily flip the lid down.

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Old 02-22-2015, 12:20 AM   #5
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I like what you did Lorna, but I can't take up that much space.

I think the big question is "But where do you empty it".....dipsy doodle dumpsters behind stores are illegal for me to just "take out the trash". Where are you taking your trash?

I have a neighbor that says he's been taking a plastic shopping bag filled from trash at home and giving it back to the grocery stores he got it from....filled a bag or two at a time. I guess that's a possiblilty.

Is this what we are reduced to, when we are not camping or staying at an RV park?
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:43 AM   #6
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In the RV parks and campgrounds, I toss it in the provided trash containers. When we were living at my parent's land in NC, we did with it what we did when we lived in a house there and in TN and SC... tossed in the county dumpsters. Ask at a nearby convenience store where the closest place is that you can toss your trash if you are in a rural area. If urban, then ask where the county dump is or call the county dump or waste management outfit and ask where a place is that you can toss your household trash. When we are in a new place we simply ask "Where's the nearest dumpsters so we can throw away our trash" and then we find the place.

For Gainesville GA (and yes, I know where that is) they have landfills there too. If you can't ask at a nearby convenience store, try calling the county landfill.

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Gainesville Public Utilities Department 300 Green Street
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Solid Waste For Gainesville city residents, twice weekly pick-up of household garbage and curbside service for general rubbish and/or recycling is provided at a low monthly fee. County residents outside of Gainesville should contact private contractors or carry trash to any of ten compactor sites located throughout the area. Recycling containers are provided at the compactor sites for your convenience.

Gainesville Solid Waste Division 263 Alta Vista Road
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Recycling For more information on recycling, contact the Hall County Resource Recovery Department at
Phone: (770) 535-8284
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:21 AM   #7
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All great info.

There is no way I'm driving anywhere to dump my garbage.

That's why I burn 95%.

I use the big contractor bins at my job sites for the bag of metal food cans per month.

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Old 02-22-2015, 06:51 PM   #8
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Oh I know where the local compactors are as I have been hauling my trash since 1996. I'll be damned if i'm gonna pay someone to pick it up. I think that's how most people feel, hence the number of pickup trucks on the road.

appreciate the other suggestions....actually even though of just putting it when you see "trash day" activity while driving down the road. After all....isn't your trash suppose to become public domain once it's on the curb? At least that's what they say when trying to sell you shredders and other identity protection devices.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:55 PM   #9
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burning poop? is this for real?! Tell me more!

Also, from what I've read, I think my stove might work for burning coal as it has a grate and an external air source from beneath, but I'm not sure.

I like the idea of burning what I can, but also being pretty urban I don't want to attract more attention than a chimney sticking out of a van already does...
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:11 AM   #10
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Don't burn poop if you aren't in the middle of the wilderness, like nat. Your neighbors may not like you very much.
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