Mayor Ron Corbett isn’t the only one at City Hall trying to figure out why city crews are picking up less garbage during their weekly curbside pickups.
In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, the amount of garbage picked up outside 40,000 households was down 672 tons, to 18,529 tons from 19,201 tons the year before, a 3.5 percent drop. It’s down 6.3 percent or 1,172 tons from the 19,701 tons picked up in the year that ended June 30, 2010.
At the first-year anniversary of the city-issued Garbys, Corbett wonders if the leaner-looking, gray-colored garbage containers somehow might be convincing people to put less into them and, perhaps, recycle more.
Why do you think less garbage is being collected? Do you use the Garby? What do you think of the Garby?