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Decision to end alley dumpster service meets strong objection
Jun 3, 2014 - Donna B. Linnell, Riverton
I am writing in response to the Riverton City Council's decision to remove dumpsters for residential customers and replace them with roll-out containers.
This is a decision to which I strongly object.
Roll-outs clutter streets, and they sure don't beautify the city.
Senior citizens will find it difficult to place their trash in the containers and roll them to the curbside.
Snow and ice could cause injury to vulnerable people who are only trying to dispose of their trash.
Older neighborhoods are not designed to accommodate rollouts. Many don't have driveways, cement, or pavement to store or push containers along the street.
Dumpsters may be a luxury, but there something I value highly and contribute to the quality of my home, property and life. Some of us might be going to pay a little extra to keep them.
It is my belief that I'm not alone in my opinion. I am encouraging all who share my objections to write to your city council member, call City Hall, and write the mayor.