By: Diane Benjamin
h/t a reader
Bloomington taxpayers are forced to pay the City for hauling garbage, recycling, and brush. There is no competition so service can be whatever the City decides it is, and they got the Council to pass automatic increases to spare the embarrassment of taking votes.
The situation below is not a COVID problem. This same neighborhood never knew when a brush truck would show up last year, this year is the same.
Brush was finally picked up today after 6 weeks and 5 days of NOTHING being picked up. Sorry City, but residents aren’t going to mow around and have their grass killed by brush sitting on it for weeks on end! They are paying for a service they do not receive.
If you don’t want brush in the street, pick it up as scheduled or give refunds to those who paid for the service. If that doesn’t work for you, expect more of this: