This article may be trashy inspiration for K (and maybe for the rest of us lazy asses also). I know J composts, and I horde reusable plastics and packaging materials like a pack(aging material) rat, but this takes it a few steps beyond. I'm fascinated by the idea of a community actually being so well functioning as to even consider not having trash pickup. Even if the idea was initially inspired by financial savings rather than environmental.
Judging from J's link below, I'm guessing this would be especially disastrous in Baltimore. *L