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April 12, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Seattle’s Clear Alleys Program

A solution causes more problems

I am surprised that no one seems to be reporting about this Clear Alleys Program [“Seattle dumping the Dumpsters,” NW Tuesday, March 10].

I live downtown, and suddenly I cannot put trash out. I cannot even purchase the garbage bags from the program. I have to go through the apartment manager only. I can only get one bag per week, and maybe an additional one. This isn’t including the recycling bags that I will also have to purchase.

I recycle and do what I can, but suddenly I cannot do anything. I am finding other residents putting garbage behind hallway doors or just plain dumping it in the alley.

Why can we not just use any reasonable plastic bag? I understand there are costs, but this is ridiculous!

— Annette Fallin, Seattle

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