|If you don't read Houstonia, you should - it's awesome. It's like a local Texas Monthly except it doesn't take itself quite as seriously and it sets the journalistic creativity bar much higher, particularly with respect to humor and the kind of Gestaltic insight that can only derive from a passionate sense of place. |
Screengrabbed from one of their Facebook entries of this morning; referenced story here.
|This kind of bag. Leak proof, thank God. |
Screengrabbed from this site.
But here's the problem with Wednesday night jogs: As I've noted previously, League City's trash contract is very inefficient and not many people bother to put their trash cans out, because we really don't need two trash collection days per week and Thursday is perceived as our "second" trash day and therefore that's the one most people ignore.
As of this morning, the situation was slightly improved, at least in Section 9, where 37% of residents had set out their cans (they tend to be younger and more enthusiastically ritualized here, given our section's recent genesis). But of course, as has historically been the case, most of those cans were holding just a single small kitchen bag of trash. If we'd wanted to, we probably could have consolidated the entire section's 75 homes worth of trash into about five of the 96-gallon rolling bins.
But take heart: there's now only four more years to go on League City's current waste management contract.
|I'd like to dedicate this post to the fine folks in Republic Waste's corporate headquarters, the folks who have been following my commentary regarding the League City trash agreement, which some of us have interpreted to represent warm crap in a contract for reasons I will not recapitulate here but which can be found under the Trash label in this blog. |