Okay, when bulk trash pick-up is voted Baltimore’s 3rd Best City Service – well, I think we need some new services.
Because how boring and gross is that? We might as well call Baltimore itself the world’s biggest trash can because I think that’s what “bulk trash” says to me: big trash, butt load of trash, Crap City. The world’s dump. It’s no wonder you see couches, tires, etc., on the streets of Baltimore every month.
Just below the #1 Charm City Circulator (which is great, don’t get me wrong, but it has its drawbacks), we have single-stream recycling. Okay, in an increasingly greener world, that’s pretty cool. But #3 needs to be something special to counteract all that boring…ness. How about a Metro subway with more than one line? Granted, the Red Line is all but official, but it won’t be here and ready to use until at least 2016, and even then, it’s only one new line. What do we do in the meantime? Apparently, we throw out our appliances and furniture.
I’m just glad rat eradication didn’t make it into the top 3.
P.S. Why is it that, when I do a Google Image Search for “bulk trash Baltimore,” John Waters appears on the first page?
*NOTE: This blog entry is syndicated from a blog I had to start for my Electronic Publishing class at U.B. this semester. I may or may not delete the extraneous blog when the class is over, but I thought I would at least give my readers the opportunity to read the contents of that blog indefinitely.