A reader says that Greenwich is cutting back to once-a-week garbage pickup. Really? My Ma and I have that arrangement with our carter but that’s because we’re just too old to generate much garbage. Were my kids still here, no way.
Hi Chris: this isn’t so much a blog post but a question. How did these new single stream recycling rules come about? As I understand it, they mean that the “real” garbage will only get picked up once a week. In our experience, when we only have one pick-up in the week when mixed paper is picked up, the week-old garbage gets pretty ripe. And, like many people, we keep our garbage cans in our attached garage…….
I know that the blue bins are a pain, but the perky little propaganda mailer the town included in the tax bills only touts the advantages of single stream recycling and doesn’t mention what to me is a critical disadvantage.
Isn’t rotting food a health hazard given that, among other things, it is a magnet for vermin?
Plus, it occurs to me that it will be fun sell houses to out of towners when they reek of rotting garbage!