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Leominster garbage limitations trashed by councilor - Sentinel ...

There are 61 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Apr 9, 2009, titled Leominster garbage limitations trashed by councilor - Sentinel .... In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Several City Councilors on Wednesday night had criticism and questions about major changes to the curbside trash and recycling program, which began rolling out in the end of March.

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DUH

Petersham, MA

#1 Apr 9, 2009
The limits suck, but the service is good. The drivers are nice, polite, clean in appearnace, friendly and respectful. I love that part.

But the limits are hard to deal with.
DJB

Fitchburg, MA

#2 Apr 9, 2009
It's not right to leave behind everything because you have an extra bag sticking out of the tote. If the limit is 64 gallons then they should have to take that much. So now they leave behind everything so that the next week you have to buy many overflow bags. If they can pick through the recycling totes they can pull 1 bag out of the trash tote and take what is required. I wouldn't be surprised if fiore buys up the overflow bags so he can tell the city there's alot of extra trash being picked up.
Sylvia

AOL

#3 Apr 9, 2009
DJB wrote:
It's not right to leave behind everything because you have an extra bag sticking out of the tote. If the limit is 64 gallons then they should have to take that much. So now they leave behind everything so that the next week you have to buy many overflow bags. If they can pick through the recycling totes they can pull 1 bag out of the trash tote and take what is required. I wouldn't be surprised if fiore buys up the overflow bags so he can tell the city there's alot of extra trash being picked up.
If you have an extra bag sticking out of the tote isn't it past the limit? I don't even have my totes yet, I don't know how my councillor can be complaining, he probably doesn't have his yet either
Luther Manning

Monomoy Island, MA

#4 Apr 9, 2009
According to an article in today's Telegram, the "overflow" trash bags are being "upgraded". No more green bags, they are now larger and purple in color.

The article goes on to mention the new bags are only available at Fiore Trucking for now, and must be purchased in lots of 5 minimum.

I agree with Mr. Salvatelli, all these details should have been ironed out at the negotiation/signing of the contract, not AFTER the fact.
Luther Manning

Monomoy Island, MA

#5 Apr 9, 2009
The more trash picked up means more money for Fiore in the end.
just wondering

Newark, NJ

#6 Apr 9, 2009
OK fine bigger family more trash i have to buy bags, but really? Because the lid was not closed properly they did not pick it up?
Such a place

Fitchburg, MA

#7 Apr 9, 2009
As with any change, there will be a period of adaptation.

And, heaven forbid, people may become more aware of the amount of trash they generate. Frankly nothing gets my goat more than walking past a home or non-profit residence with 10 or more trash cans or bags and zero for recycling.

You generated the trash, accept that you have to deal with it.
Amazed

Leominster, MA

#8 Apr 9, 2009
I am all for this new trash program but I have to agree with the complaints about trash not being picked up if the lid isn't closed all the way. I'm not saying that if the lid is open all of the way with trash bags piled on top, they should take them (that defeats the idea of the system), but I was driving down the street the other day and saw them pass over a bin where the lid was open no more than three or four inches. I know it's a subjective thing, but the collectors need to use some discression. What would stop someone from walking down the street and lifting the lids of all of the trash totes. You may come across one every so often where the lid was closed just barely but by opening it, caused to stay open.
just wondering

Newark, NJ

#9 Apr 9, 2009
Amazed wrote:
I am all for this new trash program but I have to agree with the complaints about trash not being picked up if the lid isn't closed all the way. I'm not saying that if the lid is open all of the way with trash bags piled on top, they should take them (that defeats the idea of the system), but I was driving down the street the other day and saw them pass over a bin where the lid was open no more than three or four inches. I know it's a subjective thing, but the collectors need to use some discression. What would stop someone from walking down the street and lifting the lids of all of the trash totes. You may come across one every so often where the lid was closed just barely but by opening it, caused to stay open.
Exactly, you have trash pickers who scour the city if they go through someones bin, and i am sure they are not conscientious enough to shut it afterwards, now that person is screwed. No pick up.
I like the idea of making us more aware of what we can recycle, I was never a recycler and now can feel better about my trash lol.
But the assumption that all what was the word, non profit housing??? not in this comment in another but to say they all do not recycle i think someone has a bone to pick with lower income people.
Grandma

Worcester, MA

#10 Apr 9, 2009
I understand what is trying to be done, but most residents have more than 2 bags of trash a week. I find that a little unfair. Also, everything you buy that comes in a box has instructions in Spanish, french, vietnamese, etc. These instructions were only sent out in english. If you have tenants that do not speak english, how are we supposed to explain all of this to them, and who is responsible for the trash that is left in front of the house when something doesn't belong in there, the tenant or the landlord? Having to buy overflow bags is ridiculous. That is only for Fiore to make more money.
Fizbo

Monomoy Island, MA

#11 Apr 9, 2009
Grandma wrote:
I understand what is trying to be done, but most residents have more than 2 bags of trash a week. I find that a little unfair. Also, everything you buy that comes in a box has instructions in Spanish, french, vietnamese, etc. These instructions were only sent out in english. If you have tenants that do not speak english, how are we supposed to explain all of this to them, and who is responsible for the trash that is left in front of the house when something doesn't belong in there, the tenant or the landlord? Having to buy overflow bags is ridiculous. That is only for Fiore to make more money.
Oh, here we go again, people can't read the instructions cause they are in ENGLISH ONLY. This is the USA, learn to speak english. If I visit France, what's the primary language, FRENCH. So on and do on. When we have to employ interpeters at local fast food resturants to take my order, then things are way out of control.

USA = ENGLISH
Fizbo

Monomoy Island, MA

#12 Apr 9, 2009
Such a place wrote:
As with any change, there will be a period of adaptation.
And, heaven forbid, people may become more aware of the amount of trash they generate. Frankly nothing gets my goat more than walking past a home or non-profit residence with 10 or more trash cans or bags and zero for recycling.
You generated the trash, accept that you have to deal with it.
Fact is, there is a group home near me that puts out 8-10 trash cans every Friday, NONE of which are recycle bins. Recycle material along with regular trah is in the bins. Maybe they are 'exempt' from the rules, or they don't have a bin. Should be interesting when the new bins arrive.

This issue about the bin not being 100% closed is also BS, it just results in additional trips for trash pickup which means more tonnage for Fiore, and more money for his company.

I heard that Fiore won(?) the trash contract for Winchendon recently, as well as several other contracts....

PS in Northboro, pay for trash bags was introduced a few years ago, and the price for bags goes up every year, it's clost to $3.00 per bag now...
Three letters

Amherst, MA

#13 Apr 9, 2009
Grandma wrote:
I understand what is trying to be done, but most residents have more than 2 bags of trash a week. I find that a little unfair. Also, everything you buy that comes in a box has instructions in Spanish, french, vietnamese, etc. These instructions were only sent out in english. If you have tenants that do not speak english, how are we supposed to explain all of this to them, and who is responsible for the trash that is left in front of the house when something doesn't belong in there, the tenant or the landlord? Having to buy overflow bags is ridiculous. That is only for Fiore to make more money.
If they don't understand English then it is their responsiblility to seek out soemone to explain it to them. It's is not ours to make accomidations for them. If I lived in a non-english speaking country, I would NEVER expect accomodations to be made for ME to understand what is going on around me. I know people will start making comments stating that I have something against the Spanish population that is not the case. I DO, have a problem with ANY population that moves here and REFUSES to learn the language...
duh

Ashburnham, MA

#14 Apr 9, 2009
Fizbo wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, here we go again, people can't read the instructions cause they are in ENGLISH ONLY. This is the USA, learn to speak english. If I visit France, what's the primary language, FRENCH. So on and do on. When we have to employ interpeters at local fast food resturants to take my order, then things are way out of control.
USA = ENGLISH
I agree.Learn the language.
Marie P

Peabody, MA

#15 Apr 9, 2009
AMEN!!
Fizbo wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, here we go again, people can't read the instructions cause they are in ENGLISH ONLY. This is the USA, learn to speak english. If I visit France, what's the primary language, FRENCH. So on and do on. When we have to employ interpeters at local fast food resturants to take my order, then things are way out of control.
USA = ENGLISH
Marie P

Peabody, MA

#16 Apr 9, 2009
My neighborhood just received the bins this past weekend and driving by yesterday (which was pick up day) it was actually nice to see all bins in a row and neat...No barrels all over the sidewalks and street and no food/junk from the squirells/skunks/possoms and so on left behind from them picking at our garbage...
Concerned Citizen

Westford, MA

#17 Apr 9, 2009
Who worked on the actual contract with this company. Why would Salvatelli say they are changing the rules of the game? Didn't the council read the contract before it was signed or did Mazz do this all by himself. I find it hard to believe these details were not covered in the original contract. If they were covered than why doesn't the city council know the details.
moron

Haverhill, MA

#18 Apr 9, 2009
Grandma wrote:
I understand what is trying to be done, but most residents have more than 2 bags of trash a week. I find that a little unfair. Also, everything you buy that comes in a box has instructions in Spanish, french, vietnamese, etc. These instructions were only sent out in english. If you have tenants that do not speak english, how are we supposed to explain all of this to them, and who is responsible for the trash that is left in front of the house when something doesn't belong in there, the tenant or the landlord? Having to buy overflow bags is ridiculous. That is only for Fiore to make more money.
Fug um If they can't speak english. Ignorance is just a cop out. They should learn or go back where they came from. if the Asians can learn so easily why can other Immigrants? My tax dollars should not be spent to care for lazy stupid people!
marilyn leominster ma

Shrewsbury, MA

#19 Apr 9, 2009
think the initiative is good but has error how a big family use only one trash can whe the take out one bag every singlr day i think that expensive for resident because somepeople can afford the overflow bags but other like me we can so we need to leave the extra bags in our house for long time because we can overflow the trash can
marilyn leominster ma

Shrewsbury, MA

#20 Apr 9, 2009
moron wrote:
<quoted text>Fug um If they can't speak english. Ignorance is just a cop out. They should learn or go back where they came from. if the Asians can learn so easily why can other Immigrants? My tax dollars should not be spent to care for lazy stupid people!
but that lazy stuped people work to and help this country grow up so be good with people that speak spanish because that people work in hospitals stores and every single place that you visit

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