Letter to the Editor: Selectmen Personal Preferences Sunk Pay As You Throw

Photo: Logo for pay as you throw trash collection. To the editor: In a Nov. 16th public pronouncement, Jim Williams provided his reasoning as Chair of the Board of Selectmen on their recent trash decision. I appreciate his clarifying the factors that informed the decision to pursue only one option for the trash and recycling Request […]

Letter to the Editor: Include Four Trash Options In RFP, Not Just One

Photo: Waste contract in Bemont. To the editor: I am writing to express my concern and disappointment that Belmont’s Board of Selectmen has issued only a very limited RFP for Belmont’s new trash contract. Belmont’s Board of Selectmen has asked for quotes only for 65-gallon barrel pickup and has ignored the more environmentally-friendly 35-gallon barrel […]

Letter To The Editor: Let’s Talk Trash; The Type You Pay To Throw

Photo: A sample PAYT bag presented at public discussions sponsored by the Belmont Department of Public Works in June. To the editor: The Belmont Board of Selectmen will need to vote soon on issuing a Request for Proposals for the town’s waste contract since the current contract expires in June. It’s really important that the […]