Fellow New Canaanites,
I know it seems like a minuscule thing to some, but given the severity of the storm [Tuesday], there are many limbs and branches that have come down in our yards. My husband was up early this morning and loading the truck with these things and went to the Transfer Station to drop off our one load of the day (which I gather was the determination from the last meeting with our elected officials). However he was over the 300-ton limit and had to pay for the whole load.
Not even the amount over 300.
When is this nickel and dime-ing going to stop? We as residents of this town care about our properties and some of us don’t have gardeners that take care of them, we do it ourselves.
There will be numerous residents of town doing exactly as my husband did Wednesday morning (cleaning up their yards after a storm) and will be outraged at having to pay extra for their runs to the Transfer Station.
I have written before, would our town elected officials like us to start dragging our debris from these storms down to the road and leave it there for town trucks to come pick up? Similar to the convenience you allow with leaves in the fall for those close to town?
With property values starting to come back would this be a good look for our town? Or please stop penny-pinching and just let us take our debris to the Transfer Station with no limits on the amount of debris we need to bring to clean up our yards.
Concerned resident of New Canaan for 28 years,