Friday, July 19, 2024

Progress? New dump rules are far from that

| July 9, 2024 1:00 AM

I absolutely agree with the letter Wendy Conner wrote about the dump and their new rules. These new rules are ridiculous, to say the least.

Drive to a stop sign and wait until someone wearing a yellow vest standing inside that open building where you just throw your garbage on the floor, motions for you to back into a slot separated by orange cones. After backing in, you throw your trash on the floor behind your rig.

When I was there recently, I drove in and stopped at the stop sign then proceeded to drive to the dumping area. Understand that there was no one in there dumping trash and a yellow-vested dump lady came running over to me yelling at me asking, “What do you think you are doing?” I said to her, “I’m flying a kite what does it look like?” She kept yelling at me that I had to be motioned in after stopping at the stop sign. Understand there was no one in front of me and all of the coned areas were empty. I told her to relax and chill out. 

After I dumped all of my trash, I drove away but was stopped at the gate and that person said someone radioed them to give me printed dump rules. Guess who? I’ve been dumping my trash and grass cuttings there for 23 years. Also, they no longer have a place where local folks can leave good items they no longer need to be picked up by someone who can use them. I picked up two really good ladders there a 12-foot step ladder and an 18-foot extendable ladder.

Is this progress? I don’t think so, do you?