Q: The neighborhood garbage is collected once a week. Each household is allowed one can, but we seem to generate more trash than our neighbors do. Is it OK to put our excess in a neighbor’s half-empty can?
B: Ask first. Don’t assume your neighbor “won’t mind,” especially if you pay for trash pick-up and removal. The couple next door will likely be more receptive to your refuse overflow if you offer to contribute a little extra to the expense in exchange for convenience.