As West Seattle Blog first reported, the City of Seattle is considering reducing the number of garbage pickups from one a week to one every two weeks. The city's utility division claims that could reduce landfill waste, cut down on traffic, and save $6.4 million annually. A pilot project found mixed results—some folks had overflowing trash cans while others were happy to reduce trash output and increase recycling. Also, raccoons love the proposal. On the other hand, some people suggest that two-week-old meat waste festering in a warm bin outside your home for two weeks of August is tantamount to living in the middle ages. A representative for Seattle Public Utilities is scheduled to hold a meeting with the Admiral Neighborhood Association tomorrow at 7 pm.
Meetings shmeetings. This calls for a legally binding Slog poll: