Garbage and Recycling Fee Update + Gr...

Garbage and Recycling Fee Update + Green Waste Bag Update

There are 2 comments on the story from Apr 7, 2011, titled Garbage and Recycling Fee Update + Green Waste Bag Update. In it, reports that:

Array -- After last week's announcement that the fee for garbage and recycling pick-up in the City of New Braunfels was going up by $1.27 as of April 1st, there seemed to be a lot of questions about why the increase was happening, how that money would be spent, plus renewed questions about the decrease in trash pick up to once a week, and how well ...

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Since: Feb 09

San Antonio, TX

#1 Apr 9, 2011
Today's hazardous waste collection event was a complete disaster. No, it's not because no one showed up! Just the opposite. The place was bombarded by good citizens wanting to do the right thing by disposing of their hazardous waste properly.

I arrived around 12:30pm to the area. I could see three rows of vehicles at least 15 or so deep. That didn't seem too bad. But, one person was directing all traffic onto Altgelt Road. Too bad there weren't any signs to alert people to this fact.

Algelt Road is used to truckers to access the Pilot truck stop. It's also a narrow road that's no in the best of shape. Now picture, vehicles trying to turn onto Altgelt, vehicles lined up on Algelt to wait their turn to enter the collection site, and you guessed it, semi-trucks trying to navigate the narrow middle lane that doesn't exist. Oh, and the truckers are trying to go both ways. A real mess!

Why was this event so mis-managed and poorly planned. Why would anyone route traffic on Algelt knowing the truckers extensively use this road. By the way, there is also a Union Pacific train crossing on Algelt and of course, there was a train on the track stopped. We were all stuck their going nowhere. When the train finally cleared, the line continued another half mile. No thank you! I don't have 3 hours to wait in line and then be turned away because the event stops at 3:00pm.

The city of New Braunfels and Comal County need to learn from this event and do a better job. They also need to hold this type of event at least once month. Otherwise, people are going to stop doing the right thing and throw their hazardous waste into the trash.

Dallas, TX

#2 Oct 4, 2011
same happened happened to me NB Pilot - this was the first one in a while. They need several a year...

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