No matter how much you recycle, avoid using one-use items, or take your own cloth bags to the grocery store, you are still going to have trash in your home. Therefore, you need to have a method for waste removal in place or your yard will look like the local dump. Here are a few options you have for getting rid of all the trash you accumulate.
City Pick Up
Most cities offer trash removal on a weekly basis. It may be a part of your property taxes or it could be another bill like the one for sewer and waste. They will provide you with a large can you can use. If you have items that do not fit in the can you may have to call the company and arrange for a special pick up. There may or may not be an extra charge depending on where you live.
If you will be having a lot of extra trash, or if the city does not provide for pick up, you can rent a dumpster and pay for waste removal. This can be very handy if you are doing a lot of renovations and need the extra space for your trash. Before you put building materials in a dumpster, you may want to consider donating anything still usable to a local Habitat for Humanity, church, or other local organization that could find use for it.
While you may not like the idea of tossing things into a landfill, that is the only option for some of your trash. You can choose to take it yourself if you have a vehicle that will hold it all, or hire someone to take it for you. Hopefully, everyone in your home is good about recycling, so you won't have much need to go to the dump. However, it is a good idea to go through the trash to look for anything that can be recycled and pull them out.
Waste removal does not take a lot of effort when you make the proper arrangements before things get out of hand. Do your best to recycle and save the environment. You can look for products that are recyclable and avoid buying things you know will sit in a landfill for years. However, you will still need to have some type of waste removal system in effect. As long as you keep it to a minimum, you can feel good about how you are handling things.