Letter: Let thoughts be known on spring cleanupTo me, Worthington’s spring cleanup is “one man’s junk is another mans treasure.”
By: Lori Kamm, Worthington, Worthington Daily Globe
To me, Worthington’s spring cleanup is “one man’s junk is another mans treasure.” I love going and looking at the things people set out. I have picked up some really good items in cleanup. It’s like a big swap meet.
I think it’s a shame that the city is charging us $8.96 a month (which is added onto our utility bill) and now they have the right to say we can’t put out the normal stuff (furniture, etc.) unless we pay $10 per item for spring cleanup. Aren’t we already paying enough?
If you take one pickup load to the landfill, it will not cost you more than $100 — which is what we are getting charged on our monthly utility bill — but now we can’t have over a pickup load set out for cleanup. And what about the people who never put anything out? They are still getting charged the same amount.
I do understand people should not be putting out recyclables in their junk piles; they need to be recycled. The newspaper said that things that are small enough to go in the weekly trash should be place in your garbage can.
The thing is, people don’t want to throw good things into the garbage, so they set it out for spring cleanup in the hope that someone who can use it, takes it. If you place it into your garbage can, you know it is going to the landfill.
People of Worthington, please give your opinion on spring cleanup. The city needs to know how we all feel about it. I for one don’t have a lot of money, and I appreciate spring cleanup.