What do we do with extra trash?

By From page A10 | October 09, 2013

On Sunday, in his letter to the editor, Bill Wagman asked, among other questions, what would be done with his old trash can if he traded for a smaller one.

An editor’s note referred us for answers to a story by Tom Sakash published Oct. 1. That story doesn’t tell us what will happen to traded-in big cans. What’s the answer?

When the city first issued 95-gallon cans, we were advised to take the largest size we’d ever fill, and to remember all the Styrofoam and unrecyclable decor that big holidays generate. OK. So what do we do on the one or two days a year the smaller can isn’t enough? Pay six bucks a month extra all year to prepare for it? Ask for an extra pickup? Look for an apartment house or restaurant Dumpster?

June Forbes

* Editor’s note: As the story noted, Davis Waste Removal will take the 95-gallon bins back at no cost to the city. DWR’s plan is to repair, clean and store them to be repurposed for future yard and food waste pilot programs in Davis.

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