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Morning Sun
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City mixing trash and solid waste

  • Dear editor:

    We call them garbage trucks because they haul garbage. Since garbage day outscores even Sunday church in regular observance, garbage slows down only a little from kitchen to kitchen.

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  • Dear editor:
    We call them garbage trucks because they haul garbage. Since garbage day outscores even Sunday church in regular observance, garbage slows down only a little from kitchen to kitchen.
    As a bonus to both the City and subscribers, the smaller items of what the city manager calls solid waste (trash) are picked up along with the garbage. There is no problem with this small trash, but it was made part of the big-trash matte for an obvious reason.
    Mr. Hall keeps citing trash as being a danger to public health and public safety — a scare tactic for bolstering a weak argument.
    Garbage rots, smells, decomposes and generates a multitude of nasty bacteria, but garbage and small trash are in the landfill. Big trash is another story because:
    a) metallic trash only rusts or corrodes.
    b) wood may decay in a year or more
    c) plastic may, or may not, decompose in a lifetime
    d) glass does nothing forever
    As for trash and public safety, it need only be said that big trash is a benign eyesore. That it is a threat to public safety is a notion not worthy of comment.
    With the Chamber of Commerce and “stakeholders” well represented on the task force and the city manager still trying to get control of the garbage-small trash business, is it possible that money, not trash cleanup, will prove to be the guiding light for the task force?
    Sincerely,
    William P. Duffy
    Pittsburg

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