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Mar 11, 2018

Apartment living : garbage woes

One of the problems with sharing space with so many others is also dealing with their bad manners. I get that Japan can be pretty finicky about the trash, but there are reasons for it.

On burnable trash day, we are supposed to put everything out the morning of. Not the day before and certainly not two days before. Cats crows and then cars wind up spreading the trash all out into the road and in the front of our place.Apartment living : garbage woes photo

edthethe

edthethe

American step mom with beautiful Brazilian babies. Raising them in Japan. I'm a crafter too


6 Comments

  • Striffy

    on Mar 12

    Unless there's a steel container where you can put the trash bags into. Seeing this I'm definitely happy that the dorm I live in has one.

  • edthethe

    on Mar 12

    @Striffy we just have the topical fish line netting, but the jerk not following the rules also doesn't have the kindness to throw even that on top for a small amount of protection. Those steel ones look so nice compared to this

  • helloalissa

    on Mar 13

    I feel that's so rude too! We have at least one person who puts the trash out early every week and often get notes from the management to Please Follow the Rules. I try not to let it bother me... maybe it's something to do with work schedules or it's not always the same person... but I'm still surprised every time this happens. (Mostly that it's not me, the foreigner in the apartments, even though I have been known to run out at the last minute when the trucks come!)

  • edthethe

    on Mar 13

    @helloalissa I am quite certain that it is the same family that puts it out. It started just after they moved in and hasn't changed. If anything it got worse because they stopped separating their recyclables and now there is often glass mixed in with the poopy diapers and rotting food. Our landlord supposedly talked to the culprits but our landlady is just too nice.

  • Tomuu

    on Mar 13

    It's one of the things that really surprised me when I arrived in Japan, seeing trash bags put out for collection on the streets. Where I used to live in Adachi-ku, Tokyo there were loads of cats (I think there might have been some kind of charity based in the area looking after them) and they obviously loved it come trash collection day. I used to see them scrambling over the bags in the morning as I was on my way to work. They made a right mess.

  • edthethe

    on Mar 13

    @Tomuu I was so used to the garbage truck being on only thing to come in contact with the trash, it surprised me when there were only bags out. They have to toss each back one by one into the truck. I always feel so bad for them at our corner because they have to also sweep up the mess made and watch out for broken glass.