Editor:

With the help of three young ladies doing community service, I was able to do a big clean up on my property. I took a pick up load of trash to the Kirtland transfer station; my first trip to dump trash since they started to charge. I've been recycling and burning trash.

When I backed up to the dumpster, I was surprised when my truck was stopped by one of those concrete parking things just short of the dumpster. There was about a two foot space between my tailgate and the dumpster. On my last trip I was able to just slide the trash off the back of my truck into the dumpster. This space prevented that. I pointed that out to the nice lady who worked there. She said it was an OSHA rule. There was also a safety bar above the edge of the dumpster. So, because of some people who seem to be unable not to fall into the dumpster, I have to carry my trash two feet to the dumpster, dropping some on the ground and having the wind blow dust, trash and dirt into my face. I had to work harder and under more dirty conditions because someone who probably should be culled from the herd might fall off the back of their truck into the dumpster.


HERB GLAZER

Farmington