Milford considers dumping bulk pickup

Residents can start dragging old sofas and other heavy items to the curb when the bulk trash pickup begins next month, but it may be the last time. Full Story
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Ben Franklin

Bayonne, NJ

#1 Apr 21, 2009
Unbelievable!!! Such a great benefit to all taxpayers equally and the City is going to look at being Fiscally Prudent by saving 80K that has so much benefit? This is like the BOE looking to cut Custodians when their problems really are elsewhere. There is even a possibility of a fire hazard as well with people not having an out-let and general pick up for the cities tax payers!!
Why Not

Orange, CT

#2 Apr 21, 2009
Gee, maybe we will all just leave the items on the steps of City Hall. Don't eliminate the one program everyone benefits from!
Sanford and Son

Franklin Square, NY

#3 Apr 21, 2009
Bring your garbage to the dump and be thankful you don't have to deal with private haulers and btw...cut my taxes
kwhitehead

Orange, CT

#4 Apr 21, 2009
This is the best news I've heard in a while. The trash strewn streets make the town like terrible and, why is it that the same houses in my neighborhood have the largest amounts of trash piled up every single time. It's like they are a bottomless pit of trash. Plus, folks apparently don't understand the system and begin piling trash up weeks before it is due to be picked up thus "beautifying" the town for even a longer period of time.

Take the stuff to the dump. That's what I do. And..if you really want your bulk trash picked up in front of your house, maybe a fee, like $100.00 or so, would be a good idea.

I hope this happens. Milford is trashy enough as it is.
burb pigs

Berlin, CT

#5 Apr 22, 2009
Great.... That means MORE suburban pigs will br dumping their crap on bridgeport streets!!!

“Hypochondriacs don't scare me.”

Since: Dec 08

Olympus Mons, Mars

#6 Apr 22, 2009
It's ironic that talk about eliminating the bulk pick up is made on Earth Day.
The environmental Rs are Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.
The old cliche holds true - one man's trash is another's treasure.
The people looking through the stuff on the side of the road are finding a use for what someone else no longer needs.
What I object to are those that are only taking the metal objects to sell for the scrap value don't care if an old bike that one family outgrew is rescued to be used by a child that can use it.
Reader

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Apr 22, 2009
Milford can just do what we do here in Shelton and put our old furniture on our lawns so we have a place to sit.
City Worker

Bayonne, NJ

#8 Apr 22, 2009
Whhhhhy? Bulk pick-up is my biggest source of overtime. How will I make my boat payments?
Welchs Point Resident

Oxford, CT

#9 Apr 22, 2009
Once a year is more than enough.

It's tiring watching the junk pile up for weeks and the amounts of it that people have, I would not be suprised if they were gathering all their relatives junk from other towns and putting it out for Milford taxpayers to pay for.

I'd prefer June/July pick up to give us time to clean up lawns from fallen debris.
Totally Fed Up

Waterbury, CT

#10 Apr 22, 2009
Once again the average taxpayer is attacked regarding very beneficial event. We are already down to only twice a year for pickups whereas when I was young it was monthly.

Instead of giving this perk up why don't we address the real problem and literally cut the fat where it needs to be cut. That is Polansky, Cummings and Russell from the BOE. These idiots with their overinflated salaries not to mention egos are making a small fortune at the tax payers expense. If one of their jobs was cut or put to part-time, or Polansky and his wifes unreasonable perks eliminated our budeget would be in pretty good shape.

Mr. Mayor help everyone in the city and get rid of these clowns. Send them to Stratford where Cummings has been quoted as saying he wants to be anyway.
Milfordresident

Bridgeport, CT

#11 Apr 22, 2009
I don't understand how people can accumulate so much trash annually? It's unbelievable, it's ungly, it's non-stop. Let's do what other towns do. If you have stuff to go to the dump-then bring it there. If it is too big then call public works as needed. Done. Over the years, as I have met people that have moved into Milford, they all make the same comments- Milford has non-stop garbage piled in front of homes all summer long and how true it is.
kwhitehead

Greenwich, CT

#12 Apr 22, 2009
Totally Fed Up wrote:
Once again the average taxpayer is attacked regarding very beneficial event. We are already down to only twice a year for pickups whereas when I was young it was monthly.
Instead of giving this perk up why don't we address the real problem and literally cut the fat where it needs to be cut. That is Polansky, Cummings and Russell from the BOE. These idiots with their overinflated salaries not to mention egos are making a small fortune at the tax payers expense. If one of their jobs was cut or put to part-time, or Polansky and his wifes unreasonable perks eliminated our budeget would be in pretty good shape.
Mr. Mayor help everyone in the city and get rid of these clowns. Send them to Stratford where Cummings has been quoted as saying he wants to be anyway.
Milfords trash pick-up has nothing to do with the Board of Ed and only a truly misguided person would prefer bulk trash pick-up over education.

I for one do not consider bulk trash "beneficial" at all. It is an eyesore I bet the sight of all that trash has turned off more than one prospective home buyer whereas Milford's fairly decent public schools have enticed more than one home buyer.

Your constant bellyaching about the BOE is both wrong and tiresome.
Hoarder

Wayne, NJ

#13 Apr 22, 2009
Oh no. Just when I was getting over my hoarding problem. What am I going to do with all the crap I've collected over the years. Most of it from Walmart.
local

Redwood City, CA

#14 Apr 22, 2009
huh? Maybe thats specific to your neighborhood, i haven't seen many outdoor living rooms in shelton. Good luck with yours
Reader wrote:
Milford can just do what we do here in Shelton and put our old furniture on our lawns so we have a place to sit.
local

Redwood City, CA

#15 Apr 22, 2009
Your right the BOE is immune to cuts of any kind. I find it hard to believe the citys biggest financial expense has not give back to offer.
It's the only city organization where EVERYTHING is essential right?
kwhitehead wrote:
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Milfords trash pick-up has nothing to do with the Board of Ed and only a truly misguided person would prefer bulk trash pick-up over education.
I for one do not consider bulk trash "beneficial" at all. It is an eyesore I bet the sight of all that trash has turned off more than one prospective home buyer whereas Milford's fairly decent public schools have enticed more than one home buyer.
Your constant bellyaching about the BOE is both wrong and tiresome.

“Registered & Dangerous”

Since: Jan 09

Milford, CT

#16 Apr 22, 2009
How are you supposed to move old items if you don't own a pickup truck? This is an outrage. I am sick of paying taxes to an overdeveloped poorly managed town.

“Registered & Dangerous”

Since: Jan 09

Milford, CT

#17 Apr 22, 2009
Milfordresident wrote:
I don't understand how people can accumulate so much trash annually? It's unbelievable, it's ungly, it's non-stop. Let's do what other towns do. If you have stuff to go to the dump-then bring it there. If it is too big then call public works as needed. Done. Over the years, as I have met people that have moved into Milford, they all make the same comments- Milford has non-stop garbage piled in front of homes all summer long and how true it is.
Tell me how one without a truck is going to take an old couch to the dump? Please explain to me how these items are going to be lifted if one does have a truck into the flatbed?

Please, riddle me that.
Sabrina

Franklin Square, NY

#18 Apr 22, 2009
People buy more than they need or they can keep inside their houses,It's a sickness and should be treated like drugs and alcohol.I believe that if you need to put your stuff in a storage it's because you don't need it. Give to the Salvation Army where other people can use it.
Couch potato

Franklin Square, NY

#19 Apr 22, 2009
I know this person who bought the apartment next to her to put her stuff because it doesn't fit in her house anymore, some clothes still have the tag on it...! She needs counseling right away...!
Bunch of BS

Newington, CT

#20 Apr 22, 2009
Thing accumulate over time in every household. The bulk pick up at least once a year is a good idea and it also aide in Fire Prevention by clearing out the junk. If it is left to the homeowner not ever one will or can bring large items to the dump and your going to create hazards. If its 80 its nickles and dies to a good cause.

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