RoPeCast

55. Trashy rubbish on garbage bags

Remember how we talked about getting rid of stuff you no longer need in our last episode? This time we are going to delve a bit deeper: There are numerous words for things that you don’t need anymore and their usage varies: People put out their rubbish, garbage or trash. But then people sometimes talk rubbish, but never trash. If you are confused now, you have to listen to this episode. And there will be a little question for you at the end. If you know the answer, feel free to leave a comment and maybe win a little prize.

Junk and trash
Some notes on the fine differences in this pair of words by a professional

Garbage @ Merriam-Webster
Explore the word field in the online dictionary via the synonyms list

Map of US disposal sites
This page by the Environmental Protection Agency offers an interactive map.

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