Reese Witherspoon obsessive about trash levels

Reese Witherspoon is obsessed with “trash”.

The Legally Blonde actress often sneaks out in the middle of the night to check on her neighbours’ garbage.

She said: “I’m very obsessed with trash. I like to throw a lot of things away, particularly at Christmas. It makes me a little crazy when the trash is overflowing. I put on rubber boots and I literally get into the trash can and stomp on it.

“My son Deacon calls me The Mommy Trash Compactor! Sometimes I’ll sneak and look at the neighbours’ garbage cans and see if it’s kind of empty. I’ll wait, literally until the middle of the night when the children are asleep, and I’ll take my extra garbage and I’ll put it in the can!”

The 31-year-old beauty also revealed her bizarre obsession runs in the family.

She added to US TV chat show host Ellen DeGeneres: “At Christmas time, I was talking to my brother, and I was like, ‘Sometimes I sneak out the garbage and I put it in other people’s cans.’

“And he goes, ‘So do I!’ I’m so embarrassed, but it’s so true. I just feel better after telling someone!”