Mandatory Garbage On The Way For Eureka
I'm not even going to put a question mark at the end of the title as I often do since some of the powers- that- be in Eureka seem bound and determined to institute mandatory garbage pick up services in Eureka.
I've commented numerous times on this issue, the last time not being all that long ago, so I won't spend a whole lot of time on this this morning. Suffice it to say, I'm a little put out at the way some are saying mandatory garbage pickup and recycling has proven itself as far as waste diverted from landfills.
Maybe it has in some places, but they cite two communities with mandatory garbage collection as examples of success and ignore places like Blue Lake that, at last count I could find, have even higher diversion rates than San Francisco and Marin County. Blue Lake doesn't mandate garbage pick- up or recycling.
It's something else, guys, not that fact that pick up service is mandatory. I can't help but wonder if we're looking so hard we can't pick out the forest from the trees?
I find it troublesome how this big push for mandatory garbage collection and recycling seems to have taken on a life of its own. Mandatory garbage and recycling seems inevitable for Eureka, regardless of reasons for or against it. That should trouble everyone.