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Letter to the editor: Trash hauling a good idea

Posted 6/3/20

 

One aspect of life in Arvada is the large number and variety of garbage and recycling trucks cruising down our street and through our neighborhood on a near-daily basis. We understand that …

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opinion

Letter to the editor: Trash hauling a good idea

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One aspect of life in Arvada is the large number and variety of garbage and recycling trucks cruising down our street and through our neighborhood on a near-daily basis. We understand that the City of Arvada is now considering a move to a consolidated waste/recycling pickup service with a city-wide collection system. We visited the Arvada City website on Organized Waste Hauling to see what was being proposed and how it would affect us.
We were pleasantly surprised that the proposed Organized Waste Hauling system would not only reduce the truck traffic in our neighborhood but would also reduce our monthly bill by one third (even more if we went with a smaller trash bin size)! We also believe this would be good for our environment and household economics as such a system could reduce the amount of recyclable materials being sent to landfills. Every truckload that isn’t dumped in a landfill is a tipping fee the City/residents don’t have to pay for.
Those folks who do not wish to participate in a city-wide system are not required to do so. Everybody will pay a flat fee of $5.13/month for the two annual citywide “large-item” drop-off events and the yard debris clean-up events (one in the spring and three in the fall) but if you want to keep and pay your current carrier, you are free to do so.
We think the proposed Organized Waste Hauling system for Arvada is a good idea that we support.
Taylor and Mavis Jarnagin,
Arvada

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