Wednesday, February 28, 2007

More on Chattanooga's effort to eliminate recycling

A friend just stopped by, frustrated, because today is her one day off this week and this morning she loaded up her car with recycling so that she could drop it off at the collection center while out on errands. She doesn't have room to store a month's worth of refuse in her home, so rather than throw it away, she has been trying to make regular trips to the dropoff center (note to those not from around here: Chattanooga has recently reduced curbside pickup from weekly to monthly). But look at what she discovered when she got to Warner Park, our city's primary recycling dropoff center:
Days & Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday & Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Closed Wednesday & Thursday
When did they slip that in there?!? And is the Littlefield administration still trying to pretend that this isn't a reduction in services?

Here's a note to Ron:
Dear Mayor Littlefield,
You're making it harder and harder for us citizens to avoid just throwing up our hands and sending our recyclables to the landfill. We jump through your hoops and then you move the goalposts, like this is some kind of game. And wasting taxpayer dollars on a stupid $100,000 raccoon isn't helping to counter your image as the anti-recycling mayor.

p.s. Have you made any effort to fix our 911 Call Center yet?!?

1 comment:

joe lance said...

I think the hours may be set by Orange Grove, not the city, but I could be wrong. And I do appreciate the expanded weekend hours.



I'm not here to argue with your basic point, however. The inconveniences across the board are killing the whole program rather quickly.