We often wonder how much trash we produce in our moderate sized apartment on a yearly basis. And although we wouldn't want to store everything like he has (he composts all the undesirable organic matter), it might be a good lesson to tally even a single week or day of the trash we produce for reference. A trash audit might help us reduce our waste even further (I stopped recycling bath water for the garden after a few mishaps down the stairs and should improve about shredding and recycling documents).
Even with recycling, purchasing a majority of our groceries without packaging, reusing household items and trying to mindfully purchase only what we need or will appreciate long term, we're still amazed with how much "stuff" that goes in and out our doors. Living with less is an admirable endevour, but as Dave's blog illustrates, the modern life is one of considerable consumption. We'll be following Dave's 365daysoftrash every couple of weeks and hopes he makes it out alive.