It cost us an $8 disposal fee, but it was so worth it. We were not allowed to put any of those things in our regular garbage.
We are only allowed to put out two garbage bags a week. We normally have a large grocery bag of garbage a week on a normal week. We put out our blue box on a weekly basis
This is what we are allowed to put in there We also have a grey bin that we put paper products in.
We also have a Green bin:
We put all food waste in there, here is a link to what we can and cannot put in the bin. We also have yard waste collection though that varies depending on the time of year. I know this next week is the last yard waste pickup until next spring. We MUST put yard waste in paper yard waste bags or open top containers.
Overall I must say I am happy with the system we have got. Also me and my neighbours put garbage on one another's lot's when we have more than our two bags. As if you want to put out more than two bags of garbage you have to buy garbage tags at $1 a piece.
In the summer I usually give the garbage men a can of pop or a bottle of water when I see them, as honestly working in the heat and with the smell must be awful.
Are you happy with your garbage pick-up?