Dear City of Boston,
Why must you make trash pick-up so difficult?
When we moved here, I was initially delighted that our trash is picked up two times a week. That’s especially important since almost no one has a garage so storing trash between pick-up days could get both smelly and difficult. Not to mention, we live in the city and there are rats, both human and otherwise, who like to dig through the trash.
But now our condo association received a fine from you because apparently you have regulations about what kind of trash bags we must use—and we have to use different bags for trash and for recycling. (Don’t get me started on how you no longer provide recycling bins. Even Kansas City, that so called cowtown by your standards, provides recycling bins AND handy charts showing what can go in them to people who move there. Big fail on your part, Boston.) Apparently our trash bags must either be the big black bags or they must be a certain thickness. And the recycling trash bags have to be clear. I guess that’s so the homeless people who tear open our trash to dig out recycling can see exactly what it is they are digging for.
So we’ll be double bagging with our white bags that fit our tall kitchen trash can—the large black bags would never fit in our can and I refuse to throw away perfectly good trash bags because you need money. And since we scoop cat litter every day and don’t want that smelly stuff in our house, we’ll have to find a way to store it out on the patio until it can be tossed in our double bagged regular trash.
As for recycling? The day you take it seriously and quit letting your trash haulers just toss it in with the regular trash is the day I’ll bother sorting the few cans we do get.
I won’t hold my breath.