No one likes garbage-pickup day. No one.
Along with trekking through all kinds of weather to the roadside, you will need to hazard this journey with a bag laden with leaking, stinking garbage juice - hoping against hope that the bag doesn’t rip before you reach the end of your driveway.
Many brave souls don’t make it and are left to clean the scraps off their pavement before heading off to work.
Even if you do make it to the end without spillage, you run the risk of critters finding their way into your bags or bins and exposing your dirty little secrets to the entire street.
Other not-so-fun waste collection mishaps: maggots, crows, rats, neighborhood pets and even bears.
By eliminating food waste from your trash, this weekly odyssey will not be nearly as arduous. Fewer to zero odors, leakage or pests, you will cut down clean-up time to a fraction of what you spend on it now. You will also avoid visits from unwanted pests, and minimize the fruit fly and maggot population around your home.
Folks who compost often report that they have cut their waste collection output/trips to the dump in half. Food waste is heavy, and takes up quite a lot of space in your trash can. By diverting it into a compost bin, you are saving yourself quite a lot of energy and time - not to mention the ick-factor - whenever you do end up dumping your garbage.
Note: Have you had issues with backyard composting in the past? No shame. It's not for everyone. Luckily, there are some composting alternatives that you may be interested to learn about.