To Commissioners Oz Nesbitt, JaNice Van Ness, Richard Oden:
For the entire year 2013, my total cost for trash disposal was $18 - not for a month! For 2014, Jan. 1 - June 30, my cost was $8. This was accomplished by our family recycling everything possible: newspapers, magazines, cardboard boxes, glass bottles, plastic milk jugs, tin cans, aluminum cans, plastic grocery bags, etc. Our "trash" is brought to the Sigman Road facility once every two and a half to three weeks.
I am opposed to a mandatory residential trash pickup, which would cost $150 - $250 a year, for something that costs me less than $20 a year. As a senior citizen, I don't have money to burn.
Mandatory residential trash pickup would not prevent the mental midgets and morons from continuing to dump trash and litter. A single source provider has several obvious negatives including loss of leverage in price/cost negotiations without alternative sources.
Has a large trash hauler approached the county with financial incentives to adopt a mandatory program - with them being designated single source???
The community of Peachtree Corners has a mandatory residential trash pickup program - an "opt out provision exists. We are entitled to the same courtesy as tax payers!