Letter: Trash pickup

January 29, 2014 

In response to Mr. Simmonds’ letter, Jan. 10, criticizing the trash pickup crew because they didn’t pick up the extra trash placed outside his trash bin.

I am aware of the rules and expectations for my trash pickup. If I have extra boxes, I cut them up and put them in the recycle container.

If it doesn’t fit then I save the extra in my garage for the next pickup or take them to a transfer station to recycle.

Due to the holidays, the trash collection crew is already covering the same routes in fewer days. Not to mention working in the nasty winter weather.

The “mess of epic proportions” will only be created by the individuals that fail to pick up their own trash and dispose of it properly.

While we’re on this subject, I’d like to give a big thanks to my trash collection guy for taking the extra time and effort to get out of his truck recently and move our trash container to a shoveled area. This allowed us to retrieve the container without trudging through the snow.

SHERRI CARPENTER, Boise

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