So here we are in the middle of this mess that we call the dumpster schedule change. I mean since we went from two days of having our dumpsters emptied per week to just once.

I am trying to figure out the day I need to look forward to, the one they will come and empty my dumpster. As a reminder mine is right behind my gate. So this leaves me the potential for a bigger mess.

Last Wednesday when they made the announcement here is my dumpster. It was already full. The change in schedule was supposed to happen this week but I think the city was so excited that they started early in my neighborhood. I only had one trip from the trash truck last week too.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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So I decided to keep an eye on it. Here we are on Friday. Now mind you this was two days later.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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Now what is interesting about this is the fact that someone in my neighborhood placed their trash next to the dumpster. I took a walk down to the next closest dumpster, which was two houses down.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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Look there is nothing really in there. Of course,  this was Friday. I am not afraid of walking. So guess what? I started walking to this dumpster to put my trash. I mean it was better than leaving it out to blow all over.

I really thought that the city would come on Monday to dump our trash. Since they didn't come but once last week. Since the announcement on Wednesday, I haven't seen them in our neighborhood.

They did not make a trip out yet. So here we are on Monday.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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This is just a mess waiting to happen. So when I got a call from my daughter on Tuesday I was more excited than I should be. She let me know that she thought she heard the dumpster being emptied. OK, so now I know that Tuesdays are my magical day for the time being.

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credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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I'll even try to ignore the items beside the dumpster. You know the stuff my neighbors should be putting in their front yard and calling the city. They even made graphics to help you that don't understand.

City of Amarillo
City of Amarillo
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City of Amarillo
City of Amarillo
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I am thrilled to have an empty dumpster again. I know it won't last long. Amarillo if you will please do your part. Go ahead and try to make this easier on everyone else we would greatly appreciate it.

Remember if you need your dumpster emptied sooner call 806-378-6813. I may be using that number myself this week.

To Be Continued......

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