Poll: Trash Talk

Upper Southampton Patch grants a one-time reprieve for talking trash on the site.

However, it appears several people in township still put their trash out on the curb this morning.

A drive through the township Tuesday afternoon showed 4 out of 5 homes had both trash and recyclables in front of their home.

So you tell us... did you put your trash out today? Vote in our poll and make sure to tell your story in the comments section.

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Capt. Obvious May 02, 2012 at 12:59 PM
we have street cleaning??
Capt. Obvious May 02, 2012 at 01:10 PM
the questions I have are, is it a swap we (majority) approve of? Does it benefit everyone, or just a few? Why was this done so quietly, considering it effects us all (I've seen flyers sent out ahead of time for things far less important)? Do we all really all have to pack every township meeting just to make sure the people we chose to represent us aren't trying to sneak a fast one past us?
NotHappyResident May 02, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Township saved $17 dollars per household with 50% reduction in service! Mascaro does 50% less job for 12% less money!!!!! How stupid of township! Trash Collection Bids: See it here: http://www.southamptonpa.com/township-government/meeting-minutes-agendas.aspx?id=58 Collect trash TWICE a week with single stream recyclable collection – $147.44 Collect trash ONCE a week with single stream recyclable collection – $130.56
Steve G May 02, 2012 at 10:03 PM
If the cost per household for twice a week collection in 2012 is 147.44, then why am I charged 310.00 on my current tax bill for refuse. The Township is more than doubling the actual cost. I can not believe that the Township is using retail profit margins!!!
Amy May 03, 2012 at 09:34 AM
The major cost of trash service is for the TRASH not the service. There is a fee per ton to dispose of it. Your service was cut in half, but I am very certain the amount of trash has not been.


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