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Inadequate trash cans Archived

196 Beach Street West Haven, Connecticut Show on Map Hide Map
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trash, drain problem

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Since July 3, the day of the "invasion" (the WHPD's words) of throngs of slobs who come to West Haven to watch the fireworks and, ostensibly, to celebrate their country's independence anniversary, every day since then there has been one and only one trash can on the corner of Beach St and Morse Ave. And each of those days, by early evening, while there are still many people on the beach, the trash can has looked like this: overflowing with garbage. The trash is collected the following morning, but that's not before some of that trash has found its way into the gutter, and the storm drain, and back out to the Sound. It's also unsightly and unsanitary. Public Works has chosen to put too few trash cans in this area, as it is, which is unconscionable given how many people flock to this area. The Savin Beach parking lot has ZERO trash cans in it (while I counted 6 in the parking lot behind the conference center this morning). Also, much of this trash contains recyclable materials -- at least a third of it is recyclabe -- which is reason enough to put a recycling container at this corner as well. Oh, here's another reason why West Haven needs to do more about recycling: it's state law. But don't take my word for it, visit http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2714&q=324896. Despite this law, West Haven refuses to comply with it, nor does it require its contracted trash hauler to comply with it.


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