…It was when I drove into my hometown that I remembered the twice a year trash amnesty week. For seven days in the spring and a matching seven in the fall, you can put anything – anything at all! – out on the sidewalk and the city will pick it up. Reader’s Digest magazines from 1952? They’ll get ‘em. Broken dining room chair? Not a problem. Rat-infested mattress that looks like several people may or may not have died on it not that we’re asking any questions if we know what’s good for us? You betcha.