Real Improvements in trash collection
Original post made by Resident on Oct 4, 2012
I wish we had an opt out feature for this on our bill so that some healthy competition could bring the costs down. This is the trouble with government monopolies, there is no competition and consumers (?) have no say in what service they receive. I think that this would work in other government matters also (wonder where I have heard this before)!!
on Oct 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm
> charging us for what we put out each week rather than a fixed cost.
Yeah, that fixed-cost stuff is just a front for socialism, I want every gram of my trash weighed so I never have to pay for any communist's trash! And why do we have to pay people so much ... why can't we just hire some illegals?
on Oct 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm
Nothing socialistic in my suggestion. Why can't we have our trash weighed, or at least not be charged if we choose to go away on vacation or don't have enough recyclables this week to put the can out?
The fixed charge we have is no more than a tax with a fancy name for a service which is going downhill while the costs rise.
on Oct 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm
The garbage company we have now, that replaced PASCO, is the pits. They leave trash on the street that they spill when emptying trash, recycling, and compost containers. Sometimes they leave behind quite a lot of trash in the containers themselves. They start at 6:00 am on my street, but often do not pick up the last of the trash until 2:00pm.
I thought the whole purpose of picking up trash early in the morning was to finish before rush hour so they do not block traffic. Yet I often see them blocking traffic on Tuesdays and Thursdays, especially on Middlefield and Alma, during rush hour.