Disaster Preparedness Community
Garbage
About This Community:

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Garbage

We are all used to regular garbage pick-ups.

There are many situations short of a nuclear attack when routine garbage collections will be disrupted. Floods, hurricanes, fires.

This is the time when you really have to watch your garbage disposal habits. Even if you don't recycle during normal times, in a situation where there is no garbage pick-up you should immediately start enforcing disposal rules.

If there is a water shortage or a potential water shortgage, stop rinsing out cans.

Reduction in garbage volume is essential. Squash and flatten all cans (you may lose the deposit), all milk cartons flat and all cardboard boxes.

Separate all garbage that can rot and decay and segregate. Keep this in a plastic bag  that can be sealed. Place the bag in a container that can be closed.

If possible, discuss this issue with your neighbors to avoid the entire street being lined with garbage bags that will not be picked up.

If there is a community living situation, such as an evacuation encampment, a camp-wide policy has to be adopted with simple clear rules for everyone.

Make sure there are trash receptacles through out the camp and a daily "police" of community areas at a specified time. This is a good activity for kids (under supervision). The children (or adults) form a long line and walk slowly, picking up paper, trash, cans and debri as they go. The participants are selected and put on a roster.

Consider storing bags in your backyard until regular pick-ups resume.

What happens is that "trash-pickers" will show up, rip open the bags on the street at night and strew the street and sidewalk with all your garbage.  The best way to avoid this is to keep the bags with garbage that does not rot in a secured area.
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Disaster Preparedness Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top General Health Answerers
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
1622896_tn?1402351966
Blank
bobdylan1958
Outside London, United Kingdom