This is a blog about trash.


This is a blog about Oscar the Grouch. It’s about the smoke of burning trash piles wafting through every developing country in the world. It’s about the billions of dollars a year spent exporting garbage from one state to another. It’s about diving into a dumpster and coming up with a still-warm burger and three packets of mustard. It’s about detonating landmines with old truck tires and building bookshelves out of milk crates. It’s about barges. It’s about battery acid. It’s about paying sixty bucks for a change purse made of soda can tabs because the label says a women’s group in Latin America glued them together. It’s about sorting plastics. It’s about beaches built on landfills and landfills built on beaches. It’s about the “away” in throw away and the “out” in toss out and the “rid” in get rid of it. This is a blog about the art, money, power, politics, people and literature of garbage. It’s a subject that shocks and amuses me nearly every day, which is about how often I imagine I’ll be posting. I hope you’ll share in the fascination.

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20 Responses to “This is a blog about trash.”

  1. kimberly Says:

    Yeah! Make me dirty!

    Oscar was always my favorite Sesame Street muppet, (followed by Grover).

  2. salmon Says:

    up with garblogging! i love your categories, by the way.

  3. everydaytrash Says:

    So glad you guys could make it, come back anytime!

  4. Mike Says:

    Your blog makes me think of the time I helped my dad clean out the apartment of a shut-in friend of his. It was filled waist high with haagen daaz containers and shredded newspaper. Thanks for taking me back. Blog on.

  5. everydaytrash Says:

    does shut-in mean bed-ridden? or trapped beneath one’s own trash? either way, that’s a scary tale!

  6. Shaun Says:

    Cool to see this subject is gathering a little steam in the world and in the US. We’re such big trashies, and getting worse, with all those nasty individual food containers, and single serving sizes, and triple tamper-proofs. It kills me. And it’ll literally kill us all, one of these days.

    Thanks for making noise about all the trash, and with such style and grace!

  7. everydaytrash Says:

    Thanks for reading. It’s nice to hear from others out there interested in the crazy world of trash.

  8. Shaun Says:

    Yes! trash-couture for me.. It’s been quite mentally absorbing for several years. I was thrilled to see you have a link to!

  9. everydaytrash Says:

    I was thrilled to find it on an unrelated Google search. You’ve got a great organization, rock on!

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  11. Virginia Says:

    This is your cool website all about trash? Everyday Trash, you rock!

  12. Denise Says:

    Wow, what a great and incredibly extensive blog! You’ve got a fantastic list of categories and I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts. Here’s a site that you might be interested in: It’s got films, photos, articles and a blog exploring all things trash including freeganism, the movement to reduce the amount of garbage we produce and the making of art and other objects from trash.

    All the best and keep on garblogging!

  13. everydaytrash Says:

    Rock on. Thanks, Denise.

  14. Little Shiva Says:

    As you can see, I’m catching up on my reading. This was an excellent post!

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