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I Love Trash (lyrics only)

Words and Music by Jeffrey Moss | From Sesame Street, sung by Oscar the Grouch (Carroll Spinney)

Oh, I love trash!
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Yes, I love trash

I have here a sneaker that's tattered and worn
It's all full of holes and the laces are torn
A gift from my mother the day I was born
I love it because it's trash

Oh, I love trash!
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Yes, I love trash

I have here some newspaper thirteen months old
I wrapped fish inside it; it's smelly and cold
But I wouldn't trade it for a big pot o' gold!
I love it because it's trash

Oh, I love trash!
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Yes, I love trash

I've a clock that won't work
And an old telephone
A broken umbrella, a rusty trombone
And I am delighted to call them my own!
I love them because they're trash

Oh, I love trash!
Anything dirty or dingy or dusty
Anything ragged or rotten or rusty
Yes, I love, I love, I love trash!

garbage
For parents
Whether at home, work, or out in the community, there are simple ways to reduce waste and increase recycling. Review these free materials.
For kids
Oscar the Grouch may love trash, but you shouldn't! Learn how improper disposal of trash (waste) creates a very crowded and unhealthy environment, and what YOU can do about it on our Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle website!

For teachers
EPA has teaching curricula and activities to use with students K through 12. Get some ideas by season and location from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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