If someone went through your Trash, what would it reveal about you?

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  1. sallybea profile image95
    sallybeaposted 9 years ago

    If someone went through your Trash, what would it reveal about you?


  2. tillsontitan profile image83
    tillsontitanposted 9 years ago

    That's a scary thought.  I would hope it would reveal that I recycle since none of the recycle items would be in my trash wink  It would also reveal I use everything down to the last crumb or drop...waste not want not.  Lastly there would be no papers as I shred and recycle those too.

    1. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      tillsontital - exactly the right answer - no one wants anyone picking up on any of your personal info in order to make criminal use of the information they find..  I definitely agree with the waste not,  want not ethos.
      Thanks for your comment.

  3. wychic profile image80
    wychicposted 9 years ago

    They would discover I have kids, and drink too much coffee tongue. I also recycle, so there's really not a lot of trash in there except for the disposable diapers my husband insists on. We also eat all our food, so there's not even any leftovers in there.

    1. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Even the coffee might tell us if you are a connoisseur of decent coffee. Sadly,  I recall people sifting through the garbage bins for food when I lived in Africa - pretty grim - times are hard for so many people these days.

  4. fpherj48 profile image59
    fpherj48posted 9 years ago

    Why does it not surprise me that Tillie has even her TRASH down to an art form?  Far too much talent in one woman!
    My trash would tell people a whole lot about me, but nothing incriminating, and surely no pertinent data they could use to steal my identity......I don't think.
    However, should someone ever choose to be ME, I'm quite confident they'd return all paperwork to my Trash, along with a note, advising me to shred, burn and bury all trash rather than place it on a public curb.  And they would be right!..........LMAO

    1. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Far too much talent, wasted on one woman!   Glad to hear that you have no intention of sharing your identity with others.  Thanks for the comment fpherj49

    2. tillsontitan profile image83
      tillsontitanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I can only add Dear Paula, it takes one to know one and you're the one...yes I remember things from childhood.

  5. grand old lady profile image84
    grand old ladyposted 9 years ago

    Empty soda cans, hoopeless dishrags, broken hangers and stuff, and inedible food, among others. But not books. We DON'T throw away books.

    1. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Empty soda cans!  I knew there had to be at least one less than perfect trashcan thrower out there.  What happened to recycling soda cans! Definitely don't throw books away, ever!  Even the sea gulls here enjoy inedible food around here:)

  6. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 9 years ago

    That we drink too much diet soda, and use too many paper towels. I shred or burn the important stuff.

    1. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Guess it is always good to look at your lifestyle, even if it is through the eyes of a Trash Can.  The interesting thing for me is to realize that I drink very little soda of any kind since I am now living in a much colder country. 
      Thanks you.

  7. teaches12345 profile image78
    teaches12345posted 9 years ago

    Well, my trash is pretty much junk mail, so I hope they find that I am frugal in reusing items around the house, or recyling.  I only wish I had a trash compactor so that I could further decrease my trash items.

    1. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      teaches 12345 - we trash the junk mail too in the UK - every scrap of paper.  is a tree grown for nothing if the item is of no use to us.  A trash compactor would be great.
      Thanks for your comment.

  8. The Examiner-1 profile image60
    The Examiner-1posted 9 years ago

    In my garbage trash are the empty food wrappings and containers which are 'trash'. Plus used tissues and other items which can no longer be used. Otherwise I reuse them as long as possible. Oh and shredded items made as small as possible.

    In the recycle-able trash are (glass and plastic) containers and sheets of paper/cardboard and empty boxes - broken down.

  9. BenRam profile image55
    BenRamposted 9 years ago

    Well, it will reflect that I am an organized person. Taking care of my home is something that I love to do. I always make sure that everything is in order. I also do constant home renovations and make sure that I pick only the best materials.

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    1. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      A man with good taste and one who can likes organizing the trash as well!   A rare man indeed and definitely one worth holding onto.

  10. EGamboa profile image75
    EGamboaposted 9 years ago

    Hmmm, interesting question. Picky eaters mean leftovers get thrown out, and too much Red Bull and junk mail!

    1. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thought provoking indeed. It does make one take a good harlook at ourselves - picky eaters - more about those eating or more about the one doing the cooking!   Red Bull - something in need of a pick me up during the long hours of writing on HubPages.

  11. Penny G profile image60
    Penny Gposted 9 years ago

    That I throw lots of stuff away. It would say no I don't save things or horde . They would also discover I am very careful about my identity and there will be nothing with my name address phone number or sensitive information for them to use to become me.

    1. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Penny G - very sensible too - identity theft is certainly on the increase and you are very wise to take care of any paperwork you throw out.  Thanks for your comment.


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