"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
A Rare Sight
by Mark Lange,posted May 15 2013 6:08AM
Walking to work this morning there was a rare sight. A black trash bag on the sidewalk ripped open by some animal. Strewn around the area was the trash formerly in the bag.
That was a regular sight just a few years ago, but Vincennes officials addressed the problem and have had positive results. The Trash Tote garbage system has worked well keeping most trash protected from roaming animals. And the city's animal control officers and pet owners have kept roaming domisticated animals at a minimum. Those two actions have kept a lot of trash from being strewn around.
The request for proposals for private trash pick up includes use of the current totes. When the final negotiations are complete - and we WILL be paying a fee for private pickup - it must require use of enclosed containers for all garbage. We can't go backwards and have loose bags put out for pick up.