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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The garbage

Adding my two cents to the garbage debate, I just want to say, garbage haulers should continue to pick up household waste in the alley and not at the curb. That is, if you have an alley. If you don't have an alley, obviously, that doesn't work. That's what alleys are for. Right?

Recently some haulers have started picking up garbage at the curb in this neighborhood. I don't know why this is happening. It looks kind of disgusting seeing these garbage cans at the curb. Adding to the unsightliness of it all, some households leave their cans at the curb all week. I don't like that. Sorry.

Posted by Marie at October 2, 2007 9:05 PM


We don't have alleys where I live. So everyone has to haul their trash to the curb. (Coincidently today is my day for doing that.) I've gotten used to it so all that garbage on the curb for a day doesn't phase me. But I guess if I had a alley I'd want to leave the cans there. Is an alley something you own or is it owned by the city? I guess they must run behind the houses rather than along the side?

Posted by: Kem White Author Profile Page at October 3, 2007 6:25 AM

We have to bring ours to the curb, too. Unfortunately, we have independent contractors rather than city or parish collection. Two of us put ours out on Mondays and Thursdays but tow other neighbors put theirs out on Tuesdays and Fridays. There is always garbage in the street. To make matters worse, some of them put theirs out at night, where is is almost always disturbed by the scavenging wildlife.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at October 3, 2007 11:58 AM

Sorry for the typos. :)

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at October 3, 2007 12:08 PM

We have three or four separate garbage collections now, depending on how you count them (and they're all from the curb): regular trash, yard clippings and kitchen scraps (combined); and glass/metal/plastic/paper recycling. That's just three, I know, but the fourth comes in the form of the legion of scavengers that descends on the street the night the recycling is put out; you can hear those folks going all night long.

Posted by: Dan at October 3, 2007 2:53 PM