Keep Fairview Clean
Keep Fairview Clean
The Fairview city council is considering changing the trash pickup from alleys to curbside.
Currently about 60% of the residents have alley pickup. I believe it should be left that way. In the alley we can take trash to our poly cart, trash bag at a time. We never move the cart. Some residents expressed concern about physically being unable to pull the carts to the curb and return it to the side of their house where it will sit all week.
We have been told that the current truck is the wrong kind for going up and down the alleys. This truck is tearing up alleys and alleys are tearing up the truck.
My solution, buy the right truck this time.
Curbside pick up truck will have to go both ways up and down the streets, vs one way in the alley, and have a very difficult time working around parked cars. Poly carts will have to be positioned a certain way for the truck to be able to pick it up. Residents will have to move empty carts back to their house. If the truck breaks down and residents don't know that, we could have 2 maybe 3 days worth of full poly carts sitting in the streets subject to cats, dogs and wind. Alley pick up, carts are always in the alley where they belong. Carts being placed by the side of the house can become an eye sore. One missed day of taking your poly cart to the curb will mean an entire week of it sitting there full beside the house before your next trash day. If you happen to be away on vacation, out of town or just away from home and your cart is full you would have to find someone to take it to the curb for you or miss that weeks pick up and wait a full week for your next trash day. If it is alley pick up then your cart is there and ready to be picked up without having to worry about having it moved to the street and then back to your house,
We have residents that already have curbside pickup but that's not by choice, it is because of the way their neighborhood was developed. The rest of us have a choice. Please let your city council member know how you feel and encourage them to act on the wish of the people in our community.
Let's keep Fairview clean and attractive.