My nephew has been obsessed with all-that-is-garbage since he could talk - or at least that's how long we've been aware of the obsession. In the early days this meant circling the neighborhood to find garbage trucks to follow. As he learned to walk it meant patrolling the neighborhood on trash day to close all the cans. Now it means his garbage-themed birthday party involves games where the challenge is sorting recycling into the correct bin, and the family hits all the sanitation department open houses for the surrounding towns every summer. Even though he lives across the country, he is who I call when I need to know the last day I can leave out yard waste or whether pizza boxes are ok to throw in the "toter" (yes, that's what they're called in this part of the country and only my nephew and I know that). A couple years ago I collected close to 30 gum containers that looked like recycling bins, tore off the labels and gave them to him for Christmas.
Last year I came up with this t-shirt:
The lid flaps up so you can put stuff inside. So what's it going to be this year? Looking for suggestions!