Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
I was shocked to see the way our city takes care of trash in the alleys. The Dispatch posted a photo in the Oct. 24-25 edition front page. It seems the men responsible for the cleanup are not up to the job; they complain they have to maneuver around all this trash and it's hard to pick up the big containers, and the city wants us to go curbside pickup.
I don't think that's fair that we have to cart this garbage to the street — it's hard on older folks too. When I bought my lot in Rancho Grande, I gave part of my land to the city for services and utilities; maybe they forgot about that. The way it's done seems to be efficient. Your men don't have to work behind a Leach Packmaster emptying 20- and 30-gallon cans like I did at times in my career as a garbage man and driver. Hey, people, our fees are high — give us our money's worth.