garbage vs. trash

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 23 00:17:37 UTC 2001

At 11:34 PM -0500 1/22/01, Thomas Paikeday wrote:
>What Bob says below is what I learned in 1962 when I came to the U.S.
>and lived in Boston. I found the same distinction observed in a Canadian
>college residence the other day. They have two bins, one for "wet" stuff
>and another for "dry" stuff. The dry stuff is recyclable, at least most
>of it, I suppose, but the wet stuff is composted.
Composted vs. compacted in some quarters:  we have trash compactors
but not garbage compactors.

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