Friday, February 22, 2008

trash pickup

i obsess about trash a lot, and today the post runs an article about a former ANC commissioner in carver terrace (on the other end of ward 5 from bloomingdale) who is apparently more obsessed.

kudos to ms. henderson, though. usually, the city does a good job of picking up garbage (i wasn't around in the bad-old-days described in the article, so i can't imagine how bad it once was), but it can't hurt for the dpw to keep an eye on their workers to make sure they're living up to certain standards. if workers are consistently leaving a mess behind, there ought to be a way to reprimand them. i'm sure that's not in the contract with the union now, though...

3 comments:

MightyMe said...

I, too, was glad to see this article. I am more concerned about how residents handle their trash than the actual trash collection, which seems to run okay enough where I live. I just can't stand the casual attitude towards littering and overall sloppiness that I see from neighbors and passersby.

monkeyrotica said...

Is it just me or does ANYONE pickup after themselves at bus stops? I pass about a dozen on the way to work, the new shiny brushed steel bus shelters, and at almost all of them, there were piles of litter. Styrofoam cups, fastfood bags, chicken bones, newspapers, you name it. But this is the kicker: there's always a trashcan within 3-5 FEET OF THE BUS STOP. Are people so lazy and trifling that they can't walk a couple feet to put their junk away?

IMGoph said...

monkey, i think the answer is, sadly, an overwhelming YES.