I thought I would share the fun interchange that I had recently in the SF Examiner, a free, daily newspaper here in the City. I attended the meeting the original author, Russel Morine, referred to in his first letter, and wanted to present the other side of the story. He then questioned the public process by which alleged fee was being proposed, and I couldn’t stand for that. Apparently, I got carried away with myself. I checked the facts in my second response with one source, but I should have checked them further. I meant no hyperbole. I was merely trying to present the facts.
It should be noted that the editor chose the titles for the letters submitted. In regards to my second letter, it is not a matter of running out of space, but the cost in fuel, air quality, road maintenance and time better spent to haul, and bury, our resources. Instead of reusing these materials, there are those among us who would rather spend more money to throw them away.
Trash Added Fee on Waste (the letter that prompted my letter)
Don’t Like Fee? Recycle, Reuse (my first response)
Waste Fee out of Nowhere (Morine’s response)
SF Running out of Waste Space (my second response)
No Hyperbole on Waste, please (in response to last letter)