(WICHITA, Kan.) — "There are towns, like, Newton and Salina, and Derby, that offer this. And here the biggest city in the state, and we don't," said Melissa Alley, who supports trash franchising. She is the president of the Riverside Neighborhood Association.
"I would prefer not to pay more money, and I think most people would say that," said Gary Thompson. "But if its legislated, we may not have a choice," continued the vice president of the Comotara-Mainsgate Neighborhood Association. He says he's neutral on the issue.
Clifford Slocum is against trash franchising. "If I'm paying for it, I ought to be able to have who I want to have for trash service."
Three different families, three different trash companies, three different opinions.
It seems that when you talk about trash - you're bound to get some garbage grumbling.
Some want it to increase recycling, and cut down on the amount of trash trucks on city streets.
Some don't want the city to tell them how to spend their money.
And some just want to throw out their trash.
So go ahead and talk, but the city won't make a decision on trash franchising until next year.