Letter: Bulk trash pickup is available

With the holiday gift-giving season in full swing, unfortunately another snowfall of empty packing boxes, old appliances and toys, and other detritus will soon descend on our neighborhoods. Unfortunately a lot of it will end up on curbs and piled in our alleys. Most of the trash will appear magically overnight, with no one taking responsibility for it.

In many cities I have lived in it would be up to the residents to figure out how to deal with this situation. Therefore I would like to publicly thank the city’s Integrated Waste Management department for their bulky item pick-up service, and to thank the taxpayers who support it. With a single phone call or through a simple online request form the city will remove these items for you, usually by the next trash day.

Glendale is very fortunate to be able to offer this service to its residents on demand. Please, recycle or donate your used items. But if you absolutely must trash them, before you dump or discard take a moment and contact these kind folks at www.ci.glendale.ca.us/public_works/bulky_item_collection.aspx. Help keep Glendale clean and beautiful!

Dr. Eileen V. Wallis

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