Reduce, reuse and recycle CH trash

To the Editor:

Residents have submitted different opinions on trash collection to the Observer recently. I agree with Tom Diamond that we can do better.

As a dog walker, I am up close and personal with trash. It’s not a pretty site. Trash bags are ripped open every single week by cats, possums, skunks, raccoons and rats. Our hard-working trash collectors do not rake up the mess, and to make matters worse, neither do some residents. Garbage sits on tree lawns indefinitely. Plastics find their way to the sewers marked “Lake Erie starts here.”

We can blame residents who put out trash the night before; we can blame the cats, possum, skunks, raccoons and rats who take advantage of the free buffet; we can blame the trash collectors and residents who do not clean up the trash; or we can do better.

I urge our city officials to find a better way. I implore my fellow residents to manage their trash better, and to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We are a smart, progressive city. We can figure this out.

Peggy Spaeth

Peggy Spaeth
Cleveland Heights

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:34 PM, 09.03.2018