When you live in the middle of nowhere, you sacrifice the convenience of many services.... like trash service for example. I really like the burning barrel that my brother-in-law made for their ranch. The picture doesn't show the height of the barrel very well. It's just as tall as I am, which allows them to burn just about anything that they need to. The door is hinged so you don't have to mess with a grate or worry about drifting ash starting a fire. I like this design a lot better than a simple, open-topped barrel that I have used in the past. Is it odd that things like root cellars and burning barrels are exciting to me?