Bad, bad burn pile
Here in the Fort there is a bidding war amongst those who can better serve us collecting-recycling our trash, and the process of choosing. I am not one to think of my trash once collected, or recycled as "out of sight, out of mind" so I have taken a keen interest how the city is playing this out.
This is what I posted on the Fort Wayne Blog:
"What is wrong with a cleaner, more efficient, quieter, updated(greener) trash recycling collection service for Fort Wayne. I asked the city for a 48 gallon container, they delivered a 90 gallon. I put in this container at the most 1 grocery sack of garbage. I compost everything else. I also put out at the most 4 bins of recyclables. Natn’l Serv-All wakes me up at 5 in the morning clanging, banging, flashing lights like nobodys business. They leave me trash goodies all over the street to pick up, and dispose of yet again. Most of the neighbors here will not recycle, or compost so they fill up 90 gallons plus, and have bags and bags of crap piled up on the curb. So charge me less!"
The process that selected National Serv-All is the same process being denied Earth First; a fledgling service, but one to be taken seriously; city says the process might not be proper. What hipocrisy.
People do not want to pay more for exceeding the limit of trash they put out, they also will not make an effort to compost, or recycle more. But they WILL pay more for landfill space, clean-up of old toxic landfills(superfund sites).... more hipocrisy.
I know for a fact that people still "burn" household trash, and lots of it in the city limits. I am talking about clothing, and the hangers they hung on, plastic bins, toys, plastic, and aluminum food containers, coats, jackets, blankets, rugs.... I stood and watched a homeowner burn all of this stuff near a community garden and was shocked out of my bum. I was later told to call 911 not 311. This is a sad way for people to avoid recycling, reusing, or paying trash exceedence(sic) fees, other than dumping it somewhere else.
Ephraim watcha gonna do about this burn pile!???
I wish I had had my downloaded copies of "Learn Before You Burn" But he would have tossed that into the flames also, I'm afraid.