Letter to the Editor: Just ask
BY Bill Taylor, Tulsa
Monday, April 16, 2012
4/16/12 at 2:50 AM
For some time now, I have been reading and listening to the Tulsa trash situation. I agree with Randy Sullivan that all people do not need 95-gallon trash carts. I am an 86-year-old man with a bad hip, but with the help of my 85-year-old wife, we might be able to pull the cart up the driveway to the street. We live in an area that seems to be populated with older people. We do not generate much trash and it is noticeable throughout the neighborhood. Plus, when you recycle, there is even less trash.
Instead of pre-buying 250,000 95-gallon trash cans and then determining who needs smaller carts, why not ask the citizens now and let them choose what size they need, or can handle? We all have a good idea how much our household produces. If they don't ask now, how much will it cost for the trash haulers to pick up the unwanted larger cans and replace them with the smaller ones? What will happen to everyone's current trash cans? If they all go to the dump, it's not so good for the dump.
If the trash board cannot work this out, I have a 5-year-old great-grandson who might help or we could call Larry, Moe and Curley.
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