Residents Upset About Garbage Collection Change 9/18/13
September 18, 2013
Midland - The growth in the Permian Basin continues to bring inconveniences to many. Residents in a newly developed neighborhood are now preparing to feel the problem. Legends Park citizens in Midland have recently been contacted by the city that their garbage collection method will be changed from alley to curbside service.
Many of the neighbors say this service was one of the reasons they moved into the area in the first place. Many also say they have a beautiful neighborhood and with the West Texas wind they are afraid the lighter garbage can will tip over and cause trash to cover the street.
The solid waste department broke the news to the neighborhood in late august stating: “The reason for the proposed change is due to the conditions of your alleys and the increased development in your area. Your current alleys are not developed for the size of the garbage trucks. We are having difficulty maneuvering through the alleys and it has become a safety issue. Additionally, new homes are being built without alleys and we will be servicing them with rollout carts.”
“Me and my wife aren’t very excited about it, it’s kind of stupid, it’s just the brand new construction and they should have thought about that when they built,” said Legends Park Resident.
“I would rather have it in the back so I can put all the trash in it that I want,” said Legends Park Resident.
The changes will begin January first and for any of those who would like to voice their concern there will be a meeting on September 24th. The meeting will be held at Crestview Baptist Church Worship Center at 6 p.m.