The rules could not be plainer,
The city’s very strict, you see
‘bout separate trash containers.
Metals, glass and plastics you
Must keep a week at a time,
Or the garbage cops will stick you
With a nasty little fine.
It really gets a tad bizarre
With garbage food has been in,
They say that bottles, cans and jars
‘fore tossing we should rinse them.
I hear that reservoirs are low
Fresh water’s getting scarce,
But I live in New York City, so
I have to wash my trash.