Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I have a hard time convincing some people that the can has to stay on the property. On the edge of the driveway, or the edge of the yard. NOT IN THE STREET, or in the gutter. Not even just a bit.

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Besides, it might run over my mind down there.

  3. Gizmo Cat

    Gizmo Cat said, over 1 year ago

    Here it has to be placed on the street, or they won’t empty it…

  4. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    When I first moved to Okinawa, it took me weeks to figure out the proper trash strategy. I’ve done recycling on mainland Japan and in Germany, but Okinawa is very different. Some days you have to use the trash bag with your city’s name on it (and you can’t buy a trash bag from another town or they won’t pick it up), with the correct trash inside. Otherwise, they will either leave the whole bag behind, with a note in English telling you what you had in there that was wrong, or taking part and leaving the wrong stuff behind.

  5. Tony

    Tony said, over 1 year ago

    There is no limit how far people will go to exercise control over others. We haul our trash to the transfer depot. An attendant stalked around barking orders when it first opened. He was gone the next week. :-)

  6. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, over 1 year ago

    The truck can’t grab and empty can if it is facing in the wrong direction. Due to buget cutting, city no longer employs an extra person to do that.

  7. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    How’s that attitude workin’ out for ya Arlo?

  8. Jean

    Jean said, over 1 year ago

    In our town if you put the can in your yard at the edge of the curb they will pick it up and everything is OK, but if you put it on the street in the gutter then they usually dump a good bit of it in the street or just drop the can wherever and if it get crushed or broken, then OH WELL.

  9. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    In the street, against the curb, facing outwards – That’s easy enough for me to remember


    Separate bin for recycling is only picked up every other week, I can’t always remember what week it is and look at the neighbors
    p>
    Yard waste bin is only certain months of the year and I can never remember when those are

  10. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, over 1 year ago

    Funny I just put it in a box all taped up like I got a UPS delivery and it is gone the next day…

  11. finale

    finale said, over 1 year ago

    @bagbalm

    One man’s trash is another man being p.o.’d at you.

  12. OMichiko

    OMichiko said, over 1 year ago

    The rule in our neighborhood is exactly opposite to the instruction imprinted on the Trash, Green Waste & Recycling Containers. The reason is the local trash company does not have the automated lifters that the instructions are for, rather its all a manual lifting process by the collection personnel .

  13. whmIII

    whmIII said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe he was drunk…

  14. david_42

    david_42 said, over 1 year ago

    @thebird55

    Mine has to meet those requirements AND be on level ground. There is no level ground in my front yard. Fortunately, the drivers rarely get out of their cabs to check. They grab the bin with the claw and dump it.

  15. Mary McDaniel

    Mary McDaniel said, over 1 year ago

    Our trash runs every Tuesday. The same rules apply as to where and how to place the cans. Our recycle runs the 2nd and 4th Tuesday. This all seems easy enough. Well, when the recycle didn’t run Jan. 8th. 2013, we called to ask why. The reason given was that because the 1st Tuesday, Jan. 1st, 2013 did not come after the first Monday of the month. Therefore: it will run the 3rd Tuesday. I still don’t know if it is going to run on the 4th or 5th Tuesday next. How political red tape, is that??

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