Autumn 2005. The McDonald family of Toronto have a new live-in house guest--their garbage, which they keep in their garage for 3 months. The result? 83 bags full of garbage, 145 kg of organic material, and a humming smell. The deus ex machina behind this unusual choice is film director Andrew Nisker who shows through the experience of a normal family the reality of domestic garbage production and disposal. The main characters of this intelligent documentary, which also has its comic moments, visit the places where the garbage they unassumingly took out for years winds up, realizing the dramatic impact their household chore has.