Comments on: Followup: Every-other-week garbage pickup? Briefing @ Admiral Neighborhood Association http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/ West Seattle news, 24/7 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:47:09 +0200 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: highland park resident http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1207785 highland park resident Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:37:56 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1207785 I question the impact bi-weekly removal will have on public health. I have not seen any information on this from the City and I feel it is a big mistake. This is a port city with a rat problem- do we want to risk spreading disease and increasing vermin for a few dollars savings each year? I question the impact bi-weekly removal will have on public health. I have not seen any information on this from the City and I feel it is a big mistake. This is a port city with a rat problem- do we want to risk spreading disease and increasing vermin for a few dollars savings each year?

]]>
By: Laura http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1204187 Laura Sun, 19 Jan 2014 07:57:12 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1204187 The micro can has a 20 lb weight limit, learned that when we went over and they refused to pick up the garbage and clay cat litter will max that out. We switched over to swheat scoop. Our cats have no problem with it and it is very lightweight. Garbage guy doesn't miss the pick-up anymore. Happy family, happy cats and happy garbage hauler :) The micro can has a 20 lb weight limit, learned that when we went over and they refused to pick up the garbage and clay cat litter will max that out. We switched over to swheat scoop. Our cats have no problem with it and it is very lightweight. Garbage guy doesn’t miss the pick-up anymore. Happy family, happy cats and happy garbage hauler :)

]]>
By: dancing cat http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1202042 dancing cat Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:55:47 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1202042 Anyone who has a cat(s) knows how heavy litter is....and not flushable. My garbage man grumbles to himself and throws meanfaced stares up at our house now. He'll really love hoisting the can after two weeks! Anyone who has a cat(s) knows how heavy litter is….and not flushable. My garbage man grumbles to himself and throws meanfaced stares up at our house now. He’ll really love hoisting the can after two weeks!

]]>
By: sam-c http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1201998 sam-c Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:11:11 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1201998 maybe I should start selling home trash compactors. do people use those any more? we had one in our kitchen when I was a kid (right next to the dish-washer). it was cool. http://www.homedepot.com/s/trash+compactor?NCNI-5 maybe I should start selling home trash compactors. do people use those any more? we had one in our kitchen when I was a kid (right next to the dish-washer). it was cool.
http://www.homedepot.com/s/trash+compactor?NCNI-5

]]>
By: M. http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1201515 M. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:10:24 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1201515 I'm concerned for the workers, many folks already push or exceed the weight limit alotted for their size container. Two weeks worth can be heavy. Then there's also two weeks worth of trash fermenting in a closed container,and warmer weather is on the way. Keep the weekly collection. I’m concerned for the workers, many folks already push or exceed the weight limit alotted for their size container. Two weeks worth can be heavy. Then there’s also two weeks worth of trash fermenting in a closed container,and warmer weather is on the way.
Keep the weekly collection.

]]>
By: finbar http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1200909 finbar Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:16:42 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1200909 Clarification to my last comment: :facepalm: was directed at the city I moved from, not at the previous poster. Clarification to my last comment:
:facepalm: was directed at the city I moved from, not at the previous poster.

]]>
By: Finbar http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1200764 Finbar Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:37:00 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1200764 I moved from a city that has biweekly garbage pick up. That was the smelliest, fly blown, rat plagued summer ever. The city's response to the complaints? Keep your garbage in the freezer until pick up day! @Heather, Pet waste can be flushed, there are baggies designed for this purpose. :Facepalm: I moved from a city that has biweekly garbage pick up.
That was the smelliest, fly blown, rat plagued summer ever.

The city’s response to the complaints?
Keep your garbage in the freezer until pick up day!

@Heather,
Pet waste can be flushed, there are baggies designed for this purpose.
:Facepalm:

]]>
By: heather http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1200732 heather Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:01:32 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1200732 I have a household of 3 adults filling a micro-can weekly. I'd like to see some way to dispose of 1. pet waste and litter, and 2. plastic food packaging (I try to buy less of that but it's hard) that's not going to the dump. That's what primarily makes up my trash. I have a household of 3 adults filling a micro-can weekly. I’d like to see some way to dispose of 1. pet waste and litter, and 2. plastic food packaging (I try to buy less of that but it’s hard) that’s not going to the dump. That’s what primarily makes up my trash.

]]>
By: WestofJunction http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1200709 WestofJunction Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:34:03 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1200709 Since the largest cost items are running the trucks and paying the drivers, unless my charges get cut in half, this is a no-go. This appears to be a blatant attempt to keep more of our $ while providing less service. Since the largest cost items are running the trucks and paying the drivers, unless my charges get cut in half, this is a no-go. This appears to be a blatant attempt to keep more of our $ while providing less service.

]]>
By: JAT http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1200682 JAT Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:08:07 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1200682 I know we're all amateur urban planners, economists, and ecologist, to say nothing of political activists with regards to our favorite pet projects, but the City is looking at solutions to ever increasing costs and have run this one up the flagpole. We're voicing our concerns through the proper channels and we'll see how this all turns out, but in the meantime, let's not act like this is the Stamp Act of 1765. Sheesh! I for one welcome the increase in rat population so you all can stop whining about the danger the coyotes pose to little Fido and Fifi! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote#Diet_and_hunting I know we’re all amateur urban planners, economists, and ecologist, to say nothing of political activists with regards to our favorite pet projects, but the City is looking at solutions to ever increasing costs and have run this one up the flagpole.

We’re voicing our concerns through the proper channels and we’ll see how this all turns out, but in the meantime, let’s not act like this is the Stamp Act of 1765. Sheesh!

I for one welcome the increase in rat population so you all can stop whining about the danger the coyotes pose to little Fido and Fifi!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote#Diet_and_hunting

]]>
By: anonyme http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1200664 anonyme Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:53:17 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1200664 I firmly believe that the meetings and surveys ostensibly offered for community input are naught but a sham. This is a tradition most often employed by Metro, meant only to give the impression of involving taxpayers in decision-making. In reality, the decision has been made, and neither reality nor customer input has any part in it. Our opinions mean NOTHING any more. It's a waste of time. I firmly believe that the meetings and surveys ostensibly offered for community input are naught but a sham. This is a tradition most often employed by Metro, meant only to give the impression of involving taxpayers in decision-making. In reality, the decision has been made, and neither reality nor customer input has any part in it. Our opinions mean NOTHING any more. It’s a waste of time.

]]>
By: Brewmeister http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1200659 Brewmeister Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:49:16 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1200659 So let me get this straight. Service cut in half to once every two weeks, our bills won't show a reduction and now most people will have to get a larger trash can at a higher cost? Seems like a sweet deal, for the city. They will lower their costs and they will see an increase in rates because of the need for larger cans. Am I getting this right? So let me get this straight. Service cut in half to once every two weeks, our bills won’t show a reduction and now most people will have to get a larger trash can at a higher cost?

Seems like a sweet deal, for the city. They will lower their costs and they will see an increase in rates because of the need for larger cans.

Am I getting this right?

]]>
By: diaper sinner http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1200651 diaper sinner Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:46:57 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1200651 John, I'll try the cloth diapers if I can bring the soiled ones to your house to clean. Or maybe I can bury my disposables in your secret latrine? John, I’ll try the cloth diapers if I can bring the soiled ones to your house to clean. Or maybe I can bury my disposables in your secret latrine?

]]>
By: Ted http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1200139 Ted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 05:16:50 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1200139 Less garbage pick up means more trash to blow around our neighborhoods, more for the crows to pick at, for the rats to feed on and finally more coyotes and trash and puget sound I live in a house of 5 that recycles most , composts a lot and still fill a trash can The only way to change this would be to strike and start our on trash haul business. Contact me at ted.ellis@gmail.com if you agree I may start my own up because I am sick and tired of service cuts in the name of savings but we all end up paying more in the long run Less garbage pick up means more trash to blow around our neighborhoods, more for the crows to pick at, for the rats to feed on and finally more coyotes and trash and puget sound

I live in a house of 5 that recycles most , composts a lot and still fill a trash can

The only way to change this would be to strike and start our on trash haul business.

Contact me at ted.ellis@gmail.com if you agree

I may start my own up because I am sick and tired of service cuts in the name of savings but we all end up paying more in the long run

]]>
By: murien http://westseattleblog.com/2014/01/followup-every-other-week-garbage-pickup-briefing-admiral-neighborhood-association/#comment-1200121 murien Thu, 16 Jan 2014 04:47:25 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=261912#comment-1200121 I'm in a condo building, and we have everyone on line now with recycling and composting. But given that we have limited space for dumpsters, we don't have a place to add another bin for two weeks of garbage. We used to have 1 recycling, 2 garbage, and no composting, now we found space for 1 composting, 1 garbage, and 2 recycling (the big suckers). I feel like we will be punished for doing the right thing. We just don't have space for 30+ 'households'. I’m in a condo building, and we have everyone on line now with recycling and composting. But given that we have limited space for dumpsters, we don’t have a place to add another bin for two weeks of garbage. We used to have 1 recycling, 2 garbage, and no composting, now we found space for 1 composting, 1 garbage, and 2 recycling (the big suckers). I feel like we will be punished for doing the right thing. We just don’t have space for 30+ ‘households’.

]]>