Pun intended. Hello..I was curious as to whether anyone has done this..outright cancelling their garbage service. I just got our renew bill and it's huge. It went up again. We live in the suburbs and have the usual x1 per week recycling and garbage pick up. We've had it for a year. I've gone to the largest recycling bin size possible and the smallest garbage bin possible. We only need to put out the garbage bin once per month..we just don't have much garbage at all., only the equivelent of a plastic grocery store bag most months. We recycle most, compost the rest and have about 1% true waste. I'm still looking into things as far as where to take leaves in the fall and specifically what type of recycling our local center will take - need to go there and just spend time talking to the folks there..things like that, BUT - I'm thinking this may be possible. My parents live nearby so if need by I could give them anything large we need to throw away (like styrofoam - although might be able to recycle that). They're going to think I'm crazy. We don't have babies in diapers, don't use disposable things..heck, even when I buy cereal I re-use the inner bags to wrap their lunch sandwiches in. We have virtually no waste. Has anyone done this? did it work? Did it backfire? I've looked up our city rules and we are allowed to do this. I'd love feedback. Again, keep in mind we're not in the country so not allowed to burn a ton of things or bury any garbage... Thanks!