The Union Recorder


March 24, 2012

Agrees with previous writer on trash situation

MILLEDGEVILLE — I have to agree with the previous writer who complained about Baldwin County’s fiasco of “new and improved” system of garbage collection. I don’t understand why the previous system did not work. The collection centers were open every day and I could haul my kitchen garbage as well as recyclables and put each in its respective container. Now, I am given a huge garbage can, and the garbage is picked up by a private company once a week. I also pay for this service.

I did not ask or vote on this change. At the time it started, I was told (by the all-mighty doers and shakers of Baldwin County-Nee-one County commissioner) in no uncertain terms that I could have attended the county commission meeting when this was decided by our representative commissioners. Note the arrogance of this statement. Notices should have been sent out to each person this would affect. The cost would have been well worth the the commissioners time and expense in hindsight at the majority of anger this decision has stirred up.

I hear from frail retired friends that have to hire someone to push this huge container to the end of their driveway. When my garbage is picked up, I now have sundry pieces of plastic, paper, etc. lining the road through my subdivision. Another headache that does not belong to the private garbage company — it is ours, the very ones required to pay for this.

I do not recycle any longer since the collection sites are open haphazardly and not always when they are supposed to be. I have done with carrying around several bags of plastics and cans that smell up my car and feel the garbage company should be responsible for recycling since I am forced to pay this company. No one is allowed to opt out and attend to his own garbage. You pay regardless of whether you use it.

It would be interesting to find out if this garbage business has any friends on the county board.

Judy Veal


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