To the Editor:
I understand the number one principle involved in the recycling program. I understand it is to preserve and protect our landfill.
I’ve been recycling ever since it was started on a volunteer basis. But to make it mandatory that I pay $20.89 per month for a 96-gallon trash can and a 96-gallon recycle can is ridiculous.
I mean, the Killeen City Council has not even done a rate study to determine the projected costs. But they are telling me what my rate is going to be!
Even the mayor was quoted in the Killeen Daily Herald that there are “uncertainties regarding the program.”
This statement is of grave concern to me, the taxpayer. Any time I hear those words, I know it will cost us, the taxpayer, more money!
My home consists of two people who would do well to fill a 96-gallon trash can and a 96-gallon recycle can in a month. The council’s proposed mandatory requirement will force me to help subsidize the whole program.
In other words, I am paying for something I will not be using to its full extent. This is the city government following the federal government’s example of intrusion on our rights as citizens.
I was told by the mayor “I was listening to propaganda.” If that is the case, then everyone needs to stop listening to their representative at council workshop sessions and council meetings.
If that’s the case, stop listening and watching the council TV broadcast, and stop reading what is printed in the newspaper.
Phillip B. Moore, Killeen