Trash-bin clutter: Atherton residents face fines Atherton, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jul 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm
Atherton's City Council has adopted a new ordinance regarding the timely rolling out and rolling in of recycling and trash bins on residential roadsides. The vote got a mixed reception from the audience in the council chambers.
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Posted by MyThoughts, a resident of the Atherton: West Atherton neighborhood, on Jul 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm
Thank you for reporting on this topic. With the new weekly pickup of recycling and trash came the logistical adjustment of setting out and retrieving the bins. Many families experienced a change to their collection day, which unglued gardening schedules and may have made it a challenge to reorganize household services to adapt to the new service. We have 2 gates to our lot, on separate streets and we have a different pick up day depending on which gate we use. Having said, we live on a cul de sac inhabited by several families that do not retrieve their bins for days after pick up. The bins are an eyesore and a driving hazard, and our neighbor's bins often block access to our driveway. Thank you for trying to wrap a process around this issue.