Ever wonder how much of your "trash" is actually trash? When a magical truck comes and takes it away every week, it is easy to not think about it. The truth is we send a lot of material to the landfill that doesn't need to be there. And in the case of compastables, we are locking nutrients away forever...nutrients that our soils would benefit from. Well, I needed to know for myself, so I did my own up-close-and-personal trash audit. The goal was to determine just how much I could divert from the landfill and recycle, compost or perhpas even use again. And the results...watch and see. You can a see a 6-minute DIY version of this video here.

Trash Audit from Greenshortz on Vimeo.