Letter: Inconsistency in garbage changes
Original post made on May 22, 2009
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on May 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm
Garbage companies are monopolies. The only thing that can be done is start a new one…impossible. Force the PG to split into two competing companies, and police collusion. Buy a trailer and dump your garbage in Livermore or even at PG and see if that's cheaper…nope.
So an old story for new to Pleasanton folks. (Abbreviated story). The gov. said reduce trash or be forced to not get a large sum of money. PG decided to run trash over a conveyor and pull recyclables to meet the demanded reduction. Why not have us recycle or encourage it in any way? They receive the money for the recyclables for virtually free for what they pay the conveyor workers. Win/win for them. Now they want us to separate it for them and raise cost? Recycling cans should be included with a price reduction. They have turned this old story into a Win/Win/Win again.
on May 22, 2009 at 5:07 pm
Thieving bunch the whole lot of them. I have also had bad experiences recently when I've called them up, they are so rude. The management need to train their staff in customer relations.
on May 29, 2009 at 8:03 am
Yes, there is something we can do about it. You don't have to start a new company from scratch--there are already plenty out there that would love to serve Pleasanton. Other cities periodically allow competitive firms to bid on garbage service. That's why Dublin and Livermore's rates are half of ours.