Tuesday, April 08, 2008

More Trash Cans

Hopefully substantially more.

To keep the effort going, the city plans to step up measures against illegal dumpers and deploy more trash cans.

The city will announce if a date is set for a future cleanup.

The citywide cleanup was a nice community spirit kind of thing, with some positive effects also, but cleaning up trash is an ongoing process, not a once in awhile thing. Quite a bit of random trash is generated when there's a windy storm overnight and trash people have put out for collection gets blown around. This and other type of random trash might be picked up by community-minded dogooders more often if there was a trash can to put it in. There are so few public cans in this city.

The problem, as I understand it, is that with once per week trash collection and a lack of outside space for many people the public cans are used for peoples' household garbage. They are then punished by a removal of the can. Over time, of course, all the cans get removed.