Plastic milk cartons, juice cartons, or laundry detergent containers can play havoc with garbage space when you are through with them. We have no recycling where I live, unfortunately. I started stepping on all of mine and smashing them down to a mere fraction of what they once were.
Now I always have room in my kitchen trash can. This saves on trash bags tremendously and is a great way to get out your aggressions. Kids would love to give you a hand. Just make sure that you give them a rinse first so you don't have sour milk or what-have-you all over the floor!
By littlegamma from Southern, AL