Re: “Less-frequent trash pickup cuts costs” (TNT, 4-21).
The front-page article highlighted many successes of Tacoma’s every-other-week garbage pickup schedule implemented during the past year – lower fuel costs, less garbage hauled to the landfill, fewer trucks polluting the air (ostensibly less operation and maintenance costs also), fewer staffed positions required and greater recycling efforts.
These reductions are projected to culminate in a “savings” of $900,000 to $1.2 million per year. Now, may we please get the rest of this feel-good story?
What is the city’s budget plan for the projected savings? How are the savings going to be …