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Trash talk

I fully support the new task force that is proposing “zero tolerance” on roadside trash. However, I would like to point out that Waste Management is one of the worst offenders.

A Feb. 15 letter to The Union from Tom Behimer asked “Waste Management above (littering) law?” He pointed to the trash coming from trucks on Brunswick Road. He states: “How do I know that most of the litter is from Waste Management trucks? I have been behind them and see material fly out from the top. I travel this route twice a day. The trucks congregate at the Loma Rica station so this is a feeder road for them. Other areas of the county do not have so much trash along side the road.”

I see the same on my street. On pickup day, after the trucks pass I see an accumulation of trash along the road. Most of this is light material that falls out when the containers are tipped. The drivers are in such a hurry that they barely leave time for the container to empty. I suggest that a delay/cover be incorporated and possibly a suction, to ensure that trash doesn’t blow onto our streets.



Ray Bryars

Nevada City


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