Recycling relief

I wish to join with many of my fellow senior citizens in criticizing the policy of our new Hood River (in name only) Garbage Service. Contrary to what one writer called "an out of town billing service" which took 11 days to get his bill leaving only one day to mail payment to that "billing service" -- he and 21 of us who want to recycle are dealing with a large out-of-state corporation.

I am handicapped with a slow healing and strengthening femur, and walk with crutches. My driveway is 700 feet long leading to a large paved bin loading area behind my house. In order to recycle I must get those boxes (three) out to the county road by 7:30 a.m. every Wednesday -- and it is going to cost me $90, based on mileage, to have my 35-gallon garbage pail picked up in my backyard weekly.

I timed the garbage truck this morning -- from the time he left Kenwood Drive, emptied my can and returned to the county road was three minutes.

I have been promised an "official" visit from a representative of Hood River Garbage to negotiate an agreement but it hasn't happened yet.

Robert Hukari

Hood River

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‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge



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