The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

July 1, 2013

Your View: Forget the whole thing

By Gail Henson
Special to The Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. — Here we go again. Why can’t the City Council leave well enough alone on curbside recycling?

Who on the City Council came up with the idea in the first place? How many on the council recycle? Is there really a need for curbside services? No.

The majority of the people of Joplin do not recycle. Of all the people I know, only one family recycles.

Why should the people of Joplin pay for a service they won’t use?

Why should we dig deeper in our pockets for a service that is unnecessary?

Does the City Council ever consider all the people on a fixed income? Apparently not.

One of the council members said the cost would be $3 a month.

Three dollars may not sound like a lot to some people, but, on a fixed income it would be a problem.

I have a suggestion for the City Council and the families that do recycle — let them pay for the curbside recycling service for their house.

Now, would the council say we can’t do that because it would cost too much to send trucks out to a few houses?

In a nutshell, forget the whole thing.

Gail Henson

Joplin