here's the base of the plan--though i'm sure problems will pop up along the way!
~ keep all garbage that we accumulate throughout the month while at home
~ bring home all reasonable garbage that we accumulate while out of the house
~ separate waste into four categories: compost, recyclables that can be processed by our trash company, recyclables that cannot be processed by our trash company, and actual trash--stuff that cannot be composted or recycled.
~ toilet paper won't be kept, but we will keep the empty rolls to track usage
~ we'll go 1 month without setting our garbage out to be picked up, with the exception of nasty stuff--especially food that can't be composted. we aren't looking to attract any vermin during this project!
i think that's it for now... pictures to come?