We recently made a trip to our local dechetterie – recycling centre – to relieve ourselves of some accumulated trash. The packaging (cartonnage) goes into a covered container – because nobody wants soggy cardboard.
I would just like to point out that by no means all of this is ours. Although, on the other hand, I hadn’t realised how much stuff we get from Amazon.
Every village in France has its ‘dechette’, or recycling point, where you can get rid of your old newspapers, an alarming number of empty wine bottles and, of course, plastic packaging. Good citizens that we are, we sort out our own recycling and take it to the dechette on a regular basis. This is the sack for empty plastic bottles.