BIG TRASH HANDLING CHANGES AHEAD
You will recall when I wrote about the changes the Costa Mesa Sanitary District was planning to impose on its customers - you and me - last month, before the meeting HERE
and and after it HERE
. Bradley Zint
of the Daily Pilot - the only person to attend the Sanitary District Board meeting that night - also wrote about it, HERE
FIRST MEETING ON TUESDAY EVENING
Well, the first of two scheduled Town Hall meetings on the proposed changes is coming up on Tuesday evening, December 17, 2013 at 5:30
at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue (Lions Park). You all should have received a notice in the mail about these meetings. It looked like this: (click on image to enlarge it)
LAST CHANCE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014
This meeting, and the one scheduled on SATURDAY
, January 11, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.
at the same venue, will likely be the only opportunity for customers of the Costa Mesa Sanitary District to hear about these VERY
significant changes to the way each of us will be required to manage our trash in the near future. It will mean TWO
trash trucks instead of one prowling your neighborhoods each week, doubling the load on the infrastructure, too.
BIG CHANGE IN YOUR HOUSE
In a nutshell, you will no longer be able to dump your trash - recyclables, green waste and general trash - into one "cart" (that trash can on wheels the hauler, CR&R, provides us). Following this change you will be required to sort out so-called "organic waste" and place it in the can with other green waste - lawn clippings, tree branches, etc. I outlined the process in my earlier posts.
WHY THE RUSH?
I guess I understand why this change may be necessary, I just don't understand the RUSH
to do it so quickly when, based on the information available at the links I provided earlier, the Sanitary District is not required to do it until 2015.
BE THERE OR...
I hope you'll join me at the meeting Tuesday evening to hear from the Sanitary District staff and Board members just WHY
this change MUST
be done NOW
Labels: Costa Mesa Sanitary District, CR&R, Neighborhood Community Center