by Joe Kirkpatrick
Well, those of us who live in the city now have one more law to keep up with: The new garbage ordinance. As with most laws, there are a lot of if's, and's and but's, but I will summarize it for you. Basically, put your garbage in a garbage can and put a lid on it.
Well, I have a big problem with the new law, as do several other people I spoke with. When I bought my garbage cans, they all came with lids. Now, I have three big garbage cans, and no lids. Where did my lids go? Well, I couldn't have thrown them away, because they were always placed ON TOP OF my garbage cans, and not inside of them. However, they are now gone - could it have been the garbage men took them?
To be honest, I didn't think that much about it when they disappeared, but now that I am required to have them, that puts a different light on things. After I read about the new law, I went to Ace, Lowes, and Wal-Mart to get new lids, and guess what - they don't sell just the lids! So now, I guess the city wants me to buy all new garbage cans, since in the past, the city garbage men took our old ones.
Okay, let's look at the reason for the new ordinance: It is to prevent dogs from scattering garbage. Wait a minute - I thought we already had a couple