This is for anyone that does not know the history of the first contract that Regens Disposal signed with the city for household garbage.
I am on my third bin (I poked holes in the other two), and have the lid replaced because it was wrecked and it would not close due to undo care by the operator of the truck driver. I also took a video of how he handled my bin and showed it to the city clerk and the city manager; they were going to talk to the contractor but nothing ever changed, even to this day.
Now the plan of attack is to carry garbage to bin, deposit it, and every seven days, roll the bin out to the road and then return it to the side of the house after it is emptied. Hell, I might just as well haul it to the dump myself.
I have a bad back, so I can’t move the bin, and I will not let the wife do it. I have lived eight years in the city and have seen the grader remove snow twice, and the highway trucks will find it tougher to get around on the streets, unless the city changes the street clearing procedure.
If Regens is so upset with the people phoning, they should answer the phone themselves and find out what is happening. I refuse to call their office anymore as nothing was ever done.
Now how many reports has Regens sent to the city? A monthly report regarding phone calls received, the problem and how they resolved said problem. The last report that I saw was shortly after they started up and it was like pulling hens teeth, and when I got it, it had so many blacked out areas about all you saw were the column numbers. This report went directly to the city manger and so now we have another secret to try and uncover.
The garbage trucks are more than likely too heavy for the city streets, so there goes all the new pavement. They are good for the highways as you see them coming and going in every direction from the city.
To have garbage rolling down our city streets, and mark my words it will, because it rolls down the back alley now, is really a sign of progress. Three-quarters of our city has back alleys, so it would seem proper to have back alley pick-up.
Dale M. Wetsch