What do you value most about trash removal in your neighborhood: Convenient timing or neighborhood cleanliness? Think hard, because you may just have to choose. Proponents of a trash pilot program in the South End are holding a public meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the pros and cons of an altered trash schedule, specifically whether shorter hours for trash removal will help keep streets clean. Some South End residents have been participating in the program for the last five months, which has asked residents to place their trash outside no earlier than 9 p.m. the night before pickup, and no later than 7 a.m. on trash day. The program has sparked a neighborhood-wide discussion as officials debate whether the program should extend throughout the neighborhood.
"We need to compare the additional inconvenience against the improvement in cleanliness, and the only way to make that measurement is to hear from the residents," said George Stergios, president of the Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association in an email to residents.
Join South End residents at the South End Library on Wednesday night, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the program and any potential expansions.
What do you think - would fewer hours for trash removal make a difference in the South End's cleanliness, or do you value convenience more than cleanliness? Tell us in the comments.