Thursday’s open line

We’ve been comparing the volume of the four trash cans that we’ve filled each week to the volume of the 96 gallon container that we were provided by the city in anticipation of the changeover to private collection next week.

Guess what? The new container looks as if it will hold about half the volume of trash my family normally produces in a week. According to the literature we’ve received, if we want the other half hauled away (i.e., if we want another 96 gallon container), it will cost us $3.50 extra a month.

Is anyone else beginning to spy an implicit reduction in service within the privatization process? Let us know your thoughts on today’s open line.