To the editor:
I want to add to the dismay over the possibility of a new trash container law and policy. The City Commission is, in my opinion, creating its own little dictatorship. I think we are supposed to be free to choose what we do with our trash in this country. We need not be told how to remove it.
Several problems will surface if they continue along these proposals. First, some residents don’t fill up a container each week. Should they not receive a credit when that happens? Secondly, I have several friends who may not be able to pay for the added trash container as the commission wishes. I’d venture to say most residents have a container already. What will they do with those?
Third, we have many options already in place for people who really wish to recycle. Maybe we can find a way to improve those options first. Sure are a lot of people paying the company from Kansas City to take their recyclable stuff. Fourth, if someone is foolish enough to think the “sticker” program will work, you may as well believe in snow in July. Chances are that people would rather take extra trash to their neighbor’s house or throw it in someone’s big green bin or simply somewhere along the street before they actually buy an “extra trash bag” sticker. Are you serious?