Comments on: Update: Every-other-week garbage pickup idea has been thrown out http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/ West Seattle news, 24/7 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:50:22 +0200 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: cj http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1250185 cj Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:38:02 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1250185 Sheesh the garbage and recycles in my building can barely keep from overflowing with weekly pick up. Bi-monthly would be a biological disaster. Sheesh the garbage and recycles in my building can barely keep from overflowing with weekly pick up. Bi-monthly would be a biological disaster.

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By: Laura http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1248572 Laura Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:47:01 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1248572 Great news! I don't think my micro can has any more stretch in it. :) Great news! I don’t think my micro can has any more stretch in it. :)

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By: Jim P. http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1247786 Jim P. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:28:32 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1247786 8% reduction in billing + 50% reduction in service = effective 42% increase in actual costs to end users. That pretty much kills it for me and tells you the real goal was to increase revenue (and profits for the private sector contractor) at taxpayer expense. (Figures not mathematically accurate (It's hyperbole folks..grin) I know but the principle is there.) 8% reduction in billing + 50% reduction in service = effective 42% increase in actual costs to end users. That pretty much kills it for me and tells you the real goal was to increase revenue (and profits for the private sector contractor) at taxpayer expense. (Figures not mathematically accurate (It’s hyperbole folks..grin) I know but the principle is there.)

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By: cheapskate http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1247758 cheapskate Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:47:24 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1247758 Textile Recycling? Yes Please!!!! Clothes are so cheap these days, and (false brag) I buy so many clothes at thrift shops that I am embarrassed to donate them. The same is true of towels. If we could recycle them through pickup, it would be wonderful. Textile Recycling? Yes Please!!!!

Clothes are so cheap these days, and (false brag) I buy so many clothes at thrift shops that I am embarrassed to donate them. The same is true of towels. If we could recycle them through pickup, it would be wonderful.

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By: cruzer http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1247627 cruzer Sun, 23 Feb 2014 02:31:38 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1247627 HURRAY! Thanks WSB for publishing the story HURRAY! Thanks WSB for publishing the story

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By: K http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1247613 K Sun, 23 Feb 2014 02:13:41 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1247613 DAMN! I so wanted this to work! Sounds like the cost-benefit analysis wasn't there to support this. Hopefully we get there some day, but seems to be the right decision at the time based in the information below. Although, can't say I'll ever have a problem with can up-sizers paying more. I would love to consider a trash share with my neighbors. I have some friends who do this in Portland--2 households split one moderate trash service. Seattle doesn't allow it, unfortunately, I've asked. I think it could be a happy medium for those of us who use the service pick-ups monthly instead of weekly, while those who rely on a weekly service can continue to do so. DAMN! I so wanted this to work!

Sounds like the cost-benefit analysis wasn’t there to support this. Hopefully we get there some day, but seems to be the right decision at the time based in the information below. Although, can’t say I’ll ever have a problem with can up-sizers paying more.

I would love to consider a trash share with my neighbors. I have some friends who do this in Portland–2 households split one moderate trash service. Seattle doesn’t allow it, unfortunately, I’ve asked. I think it could be a happy medium for those of us who use the service pick-ups monthly instead of weekly, while those who rely on a weekly service can continue to do so.

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By: fionaenzo http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1247429 fionaenzo Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:55:55 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1247429 Thanks Joe for all your hard work on behalf of the community. Trickycoolj, thanks for German Green dot info. So sensible. Thanks Joe for all your hard work on behalf of the community.
Trickycoolj, thanks for German Green dot info. So sensible.

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By: ARE YOU KIDDING? http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1247111 ARE YOU KIDDING? Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:57:52 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1247111 Joe, you are to be commended! You had the facts and figures to present to the city in your letter and it seems that is all the city needed. Well done! Joe, you are to be commended! You had the facts and figures to present to the city in your letter and it seems that is all the city needed. Well done!

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By: West Seattle since 1979 http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1246231 West Seattle since 1979 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:26:37 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1246231 Excellent news! Excellent news!

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By: Trickycoolj http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1246085 Trickycoolj Sat, 22 Feb 2014 02:45:57 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1246085 Shocked they used actual reasoning! I would love to see something like Der Grüne Punkt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Dot_(symbol) ) to make single stream recycling easier. If it has a dot on it, put it in the recycle bin. No dot? Trash can. No confusion. As it is now I wonder is this plastic wrapping recyclable? What's the number? What numbers am I allowed to put in my bin? Costco claims the plastic wrapping on their TP and paper towels is recyclable, but that's not on the SPU picture... It's a guideline but I don't want to be putting trash in the recycle! And then if I visit my mom in Thurston Co they still separate glass... Northwest Profile #17: obsessive compulsive recycler Shocked they used actual reasoning!

I would love to see something like Der Grüne Punkt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Dot_(symbol) ) to make single stream recycling easier. If it has a dot on it, put it in the recycle bin. No dot? Trash can. No confusion. As it is now I wonder is this plastic wrapping recyclable? What’s the number? What numbers am I allowed to put in my bin? Costco claims the plastic wrapping on their TP and paper towels is recyclable, but that’s not on the SPU picture… It’s a guideline but I don’t want to be putting trash in the recycle! And then if I visit my mom in Thurston Co they still separate glass…

Northwest Profile #17: obsessive compulsive recycler

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By: Genesee Hill http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1246009 Genesee Hill Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:17:57 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1246009 This is good news. The comments above, for the most part, nail the reasons why it is good news. This is good news. The comments above, for the most part, nail the reasons why it is good news.

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By: West Seattle Hipster http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1246008 West Seattle Hipster Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:17:21 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1246008 Thank you Mayor Murray! Thank you Mayor Murray!

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By: SomeGuy http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1246001 SomeGuy Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:02:00 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1246001 I am really starting to like the new mayor. Now that one dumb idea has been scrapped, can we get his attention on forgetting the tunnel was ever started? Viaduct 2029!!! I am really starting to like the new mayor. Now that one dumb idea has been scrapped, can we get his attention on forgetting the tunnel was ever started? Viaduct 2029!!!

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By: Rachel http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1245925 Rachel Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:36:30 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1245925 Thank goodness!! Thank goodness!!

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By: Jeannie http://westseattleblog.com/2014/02/every-other-week-garbage-pickup-idea-apparently-about-to-be-thrown-out/#comment-1245921 Jeannie Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:31:38 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=265699#comment-1245921 Transplantella, loved your comment! The rats are very upset, too. I'm sorry money and time was wasted even floating this harebrained idea. AG, I'm on the same page. We do our best to recycle and compost as much as possible, but garbage is garbage. And if anyone honestly believed fewer pickups would lead to lower rates, I've got oceanfront property in Utah I'd like to sell ya! Transplantella, loved your comment! The rats are very upset, too. I’m sorry money and time was wasted even floating this harebrained idea. AG, I’m on the same page. We do our best to recycle and compost as much as possible, but garbage is garbage. And if anyone honestly believed fewer pickups would lead to lower rates, I’ve got oceanfront property in Utah I’d like to sell ya!

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