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TACOMA: Biweekly pickup working elsewhere

Letter by Ted Matney, Tacoma on May 1, 2012 at 10:16 am with 5 Comments »
May 7, 2012 12:57 pm

Re: “Twice-monthly trash may start next year” (TNT, 4-30).

I have worked for LeMay Inc. for 30 years. Rodents have and all ways will be a problem when it comes to garbage.

We started biweekly service in Pierce County in the 1990s, and customers seem to like the service. Some even have monthly pickup. I even noticed the volume of refuse I was picking up was less, meaning people are recycling more. Give it a try, Tacoma.

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  1. tomwa007 says:

    Is LeMay asking for people to put raw garbage in a bin in the freezer and refrigerator for two weeks until they bother to come pick up and in an urban/city environmental situation.

    Alley’s full of raw garbage for two weeks is different than rural stretches of Orting.

    Gig Harbor areas might be able to bury the trash out in the back 40 but 2000 unit apartments can not.

  2. cclngthr says:

    In Puyallup, particularly my area, there are no recycling programs and garbage pickup has to be a weekly thing. Where I live, the space for garbage bins is small and having separate bins is not feasable; particularly when the bins are filled with trash from empty apartment units trash.

  3. Where I live, across the street from puyallup, garbage is picked up weekly, recycling biweekly, the same as I had over in parkland. works for me.

  4. Frankenchrist says:

    Do you understand?
    I’m the Garbageman!

  5. Bandito says:

    Some of us have had once a month pick up for years without the problem of odor and rodents. We recycle whatever we can with little effort. All it takes is the right attitude and some common sense.

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