Trash Talk 2: Beyond the Cemetery!

First of all, I have to thank my sister Karen for today’s title. When I posted “Our great garbage switcheroo,” on February 7, she wrote in the Comments section: “You’re talking trash!” To which I replied, “Nice one!”

Second of all, would today’s title be a great name for the sequel to a horror film, or what?

But let’s move to the business at hand: Daglan’s waste disposal system. In the February 7 posting, I showed how the waste disposal area next to our village’s cemetery was being dug out and dramatically re-configured. I went on to write:

I’m not sure, at this point, what use will be made of the space (but of course I’ll keep a beady eye on the situation), but what will disappear are those bins — the heavy green ones for glass, the other green ones for “normal” garbage, and the grey bins with yellow tops for the recyclables, such as paper and cardboard.

Today I visited the scene again with my beady eye (and camera), and low and behold, this is what I found:


So it turns out that the area was dug out and filled with gravel and tamped down. And then a row of the new, modern containers for household waste and various recyclable materials was installed.

The similar containers near the Stade Municipal, which I showed on February 7, are still bearing their “Do not use” stickers, and so are these bins near the cemetery. But sooner or later, somebody’s going to have to peel off the stickers and get these bins into use. Or questions will be asked!

Silly side note: The name of the organization that handles waste removal in our area goes by the initials SICTOM. I have a lot of problem with this acronym, because I always read it as “sitcom,” which of course stands for “situation comedy.” Just one of the challenges of being such a bilingual, multinational chap.

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1 Response to Trash Talk 2: Beyond the Cemetery!

  1. Karen says:

    Glad to be of service, bro.

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