The Yard Waste Schedule


I am not one to watch the weather forecast.  We used to have access to a Buffalo station and their weatherman had Eyewitness weather.  I have I witness weather.  I see it and hope that it stays the same when I go out.  Sure this sometimes means that I am not dressed correctly, or I wake up for a ride and find that I am either going to give up the idea or dress better.

Weather also plays a factor in my yard work.  This past winter, the leaves hadn’t all fallen by the time the snow came.  As a result, some of those leaves didn’t get raked up until we had a thaw earlier.  I am pretty sure I blogged about doing the raking earlier this year.  What this ultimately meant was that I had a garage full of leaves and no scheduled pickup for quite some time.

This week, I looked at the calendar and noticed that the yard waste was due to be picked up on Tuesday.  I thought this was fantastic and felt that my patience paid off.  I had four or five bags of yard waste and I wanted that garage real estate back.

On Monday, as I was teaching, I looked out the window and saw that my neighbour had put her leaves out early.  No problem.  I am certainly not one of those complainers who call the town bylaw officer and get upset because someone has their garbage out a couple of hours early–and I know it happens.  The funny thing was that I saw the yard waste truck pull up and pick up her stuff.

I was confused and I checked the schedule again.  I was happy that her stuff was gone, but I wondered what this meant for my leaves.  Was I going to have to wait two more weeks?

On Monday night, I saw another neighbour had put their leaves out with the regular recycling and organic waste pickup.  So I did the same.  I figured that if they didn’t pick it up, I could haul it all back in.  I was hoping not to, but I really did think I had somehow missed the schedule.  I don’t really read the local paper–I skim it at best; looking for future hockey stars, some of the beautifully dressed at charity functions and looking for cheap eating coupons.

Just before I sat down to type this, and when I wasn’t sure what I was going to type, the truck came by and took all my leaves.  I don’t quite understand why they picked up my neighbour’s leaves early, but I an not worried about it.  My leaves are gone.  It might be an only slightly significant Perfect Moment, but I will take it.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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4 Responses to The Yard Waste Schedule

  1. Everything is different these days!

  2. That person must be really good at their job to be that efficient! This once sure seemed like a perfect moment indeed. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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