When you call it "trash," I wonder if you're being too quick to pass judgment.
Was it recyclable? If so, it's not
trash! You might not know this, being "old and out of touch," but in this century there are now separate containers for recyclables and trash, which means that recyclables are the exact opposite
of trash. Wadded up napkins, empty cans of coke, mildly soiled toilet papernot trash!
Was it compostable? That's not trash either; it's tomorrow's organic soil, next year's fresh produce. Rotten tomatoes, grass clippings, cow manurenot trash!
Leaky car batteries, used condoms, festering chunks of raw meatnow that's
trash! Until you can tell the difference, I suggest you put three small labeled baskets on the pianorecyclables, compostables, and trashand let your audience sort it out.
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