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On Tuesday I posted to Daily Weekly about Seattle's newly-approved every-other-week garbage pickup pilot program . The story looks into how the pilot program will

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Comment of the Day: No Need for 'Sensationalistic Fear' with Trash Pilot Program

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On Tuesday I posted to Daily Weekly about Seattle's newly-approved every-other-week garbage pickup pilot program. The story looks into how the pilot program will work, and speaks to a few of the fears that have been expressed by some members of the community over what a reduction in garbage pickup service might mean - namely rats and odor.

As the post notes, Seattle City Council member Richard Conlin says Seattle Public Utilities will select a "diverse set of neighborhoods" - a total of four, with two north of the Ship Canal Bridge and two south of the bridge - in the next couple weeks for participation in the pilot program. Conlin says the City is interested in learning how to manage the different rate models associated with every-other week pickup so they feel fair to customers, interested in communicating the change with people and seeing how they react, and also interested in identifying any unexpected issues if they arise.

The post inspired commenter Marcia Rutan, who wasn't too fond of my intro, to chime in.

Rutan writes:

I appreciated the information in this article but the sensationalistic fear bookends annoyed me. Give it a chance. Better for the environment and better for the City's economy - both in need of support. It's working fine in other cities. I look forward to finding out what happens in the pilot, not stirring up unnecessary trouble.

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