It’s Boxing Day. Santa has delivered his sack of goodies. Now trash collectors will start dealing with their own seasonal rush, picking up bags and emptying bins filled with wrapping paper, packaging and the detritus of holiday celebrations.

George South, Toronto’s director of transfer and disposal operations, says the number of loads of garbage heading to Michigan rises to 80 or 85 a day, up from about 65 (a 25 per cent to 30 per cent increase) in the post-Christmas week. Recycling is also up – by about 10 per cent in Durham Region, according to Craig Bartlett, who manages waste operations there.

Read Ellen Moorehouse’s full article “Trash Talk: Garbage collectors face seasonal rush” to learn some garbage collection suggestions in the Toronto Star (December 26, 2009).

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