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Observe: the unfussy, simple and very lonely subject. It's the only compost bin in my 30-unit apartment complex.
Every week or so, I grab our heavy-duty plastic countertop container, walk down a flight of stairs, past our garbage room, across the parking lot and to this bin, surreptitiously throwing food waste into a container that I suspect was placed there for landscapers that stop by every other week. Each time, I hope the bin isn’t overflowing; I haven’t been able to figure out when it’s picked up. It certainly isn’t on our normal trash schedule.