New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 22, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Don’t exclude mobile home park residents from recycling
Your Sunday editorial was timely— but incomplete. There’s another reason for non-participation (in recycling): exclusion of some households from the program.
I live in a mobile home community where we have individual garbage pick-up, and on the assumption that I was a part of the City of New Braunfels and would be recycling soon, I’ve been saving recyclables. But I received no bin.
I called City Hall and was given the BR 1-800 number, which I called. The person answering was not sure of our status and promised to have someone else call me—but no one did.
I was unaware that a BFI representative was on the local Saturday radio program “Comment” until there was no time left to get in a call, so no help there, either.
I’ve long been into recycling of one sort or another, beginning with composting wastes about 25 years ago. I put out less trash than other single-person households, a good sign that I habitually conserve and recycle as I can.
Because I am among the underprivileged mobile home dwellers, I find that I’m not allowed to play the new game in town. What do you think...do we really have “Recycle New Braunfels”?
Ida Sing New Braunfels
Lottery should have better odds
When Texans voted to have a lotto, it was mainly for the purpose of paying taxes to the state without feeling like a slave to taxes. It was supposed to be helpful to the state, particularly to education. What did Texas do? They started being very piggish, making the dollar tickets pay off so meagerly—like one or two dollars and hogging the rest for the state—that now it is almost impossible to win $50, $100, $100, etc. The odds are far too much in favor of Texas for anyone to enjoy. The large Texas lotto should be limited, also, to u inning no more than $ IO million per person. That is enough for anyone during a lifetime. Also, if one gets 5,4, or ? numbers that match, that should start oft by paying something like $5,000 for
5 matches, $4,000 for 4 matches, and $1,000 for 3 matches. I believe the sale of lotto tickets would triple or quadruple, and there would not be such a reluctance to buy tickets. If you agree with this, please write to Governor Bush, call die Texas Lotto at I-800-37-LOTTO, or write to: TEXAS LOTTO, P.O. Box 16600, Austin, TX 78752-6600. Texans want a lotto— not a state income tax where you simply become a slave to the downtrodden. Slavery went out with Abraham Lincoln!
Kay Blackford New Braunfels
Scroll! should havo followed hor own advice
During the City Council meeting Jan. 9, Councilwoman Mary Serold made a very profound statement concerning the petition to recall Paul Fraser. She stated that she believes in the petition process in general, “but when a petition is based on outright lies, it causes more harm than good and demeans the petition process.”
It’s unfortunate that she didn’t follow this sage advice when she led the recall action against Dan Bremer.
Wib Amacher New Braunfels
Recycling program has fatal flaws
Recycling is a good idea, however I am vehemently opposed to the program begun recently for several reasons.
First is my sympathy for families
who need $21.20 for better reasons than a “month’s worth of cable” as Ms. Bush suggests on page 4 of the Jan. 8th paper.
Second, according to Roger Croteau’s article on page 6, BFI will be paid $222,000 a year for curbside recycling! Surely centrally located bins would have been a more economical plan. If, as Ms. Bush so enthusiastically proclaims, “we won’t be able to stop, once we’re started,” the difference in amount collected will be negligible, if any.
Third, by far the greatest amount of material to be collected from me is newspaper—dry only, yet I have been given an often useless bin. If a cover could not be provided to protect paper from rain or heavy fog, why, oh why does the bin have holes in the bottom, making placing papers under the bin impractical? On overcast days or days
when it might rain do you really expect me to keep the papers or run the ride of having to struggle with sodden newspaper which BFI will not pick up? I have neither a garage nor a covered shed where I might keep papers for a week or possibly more. Am I the only one?
My purpose is not merely to complain. I realize we are stuck with the present program for three years, but I’d like to suggest the following. Allow those who do not wish to be part of this program (for financial or other reasons) to withdraw with the privilege of rejoining at any time. Aren’t satisfied participants better than disgruntled ones?
And, for Pete’s sake, provide me with a cover for my useless bin!
Sincerely, Juliette F. Meyer New Braunfels
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