Recology is proposing an absolutely HORRIBLE proposal - a composting program designed for lazy people who don’t want to bother learning anything, while allowing City of San Bruno to claim they have a city-wide “Green” program.
Learning to live sustainably requires a change in lifestyle by everyone! Change requires education! We can't pay someone else to do it for us! In order to use this composting program effectively, all residents must learn what to include and what not to include. If we must be educated to participate in Recology's compost program, why should we pay Recology to do for us what we can do ourselves? What we produce in out own backyards should remain in our backyards. Why should we ship it off to a remote location for it to be industrially processed and then have it shipped it back?
Moreover, if we know what we are doing, how do we know they know what they are doing, or will do, the right thing? If you recall PG&E blowing up Crestmoor Canyon, San Bruno’s SAFETY requires that we no longer allow a major corporation to centralize all power, and deny San Bruno residents the ability to control our quality of life.
"If you give a man a fish, he shall eat for a day; if you teach a man to fish, he shall eat forever!" With this proposed composting program, the city of San Bruno is essentially mandating that all residents perpetually pay for fishing lessons, without teaching us how to fish!
This proposal does NOT justify a rate increase. Do you agree? If so, please file your written protest letter or postcard by May 7 to: Garbage Rate Protest, City of San Bruno, Office of the City Clerk, 567 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA, 94066. The City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the San Bruno Senior Center, 1555 Crystal Springs Road.