The crisis could come from a more abstract feeling thinking of the incinerating/trash devices as Ouroboros, serpents biting their own tail or nilpotent matrices. Nothing would be left. Sebastian --22.214.171.124 06:01, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
There also might be a more practical explanation of the crisis; in my experience it is extremely difficult to convey to trash collectors that a garbage can itself is part of the trash. Merely placing it inside another, larger trash receptacle is often not enough to convince them to collect it. 126.96.36.199 07:15, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
- I actually had the opposite problem recently, where we obtained a medium sized plastic tote with a recyclables logo on the side, and they were kind enough to take all the recyclable materials, apparently including the tote. So be careful what you wish for.188.8.131.52 17:14, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
- Sadly, that might not have been the trash collectors. That is, I'm sure they took the recyclables, but it's possible one of your neighbors said, "Hey, free tote," especially since if it was new, clean, and did not have any identifying marks, such as your address, on it.
184.108.40.206 23:19, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
- I find that the people who post here have the weirdest, most unusual problems. 220.127.116.11 07:46, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
Disposing of a trash can by putting it in its replacement is simply insustainable: After a few generations, you end up with a container that won't fit trough your door! --18.104.22.168 13:09, 9 April 2017 (UTC)