Trash Poll Shows Residents Favor Status Quo

Three lucky participants will receive a complimentary year of trash service.

Written by RAYMOND TRAN / Published April 22, 2011

Over a majority of Temple City residents favor keeping the status quo, at least when it comes to waste collection.

The city of Temple City released the results of a recent poll taken on Thursday, June 10, 2010.

Co-sponsored by the city of Temple City and Athens Services Inc., the survey asked Temple City residents to select one of four waste collection options.

Fifty-three percent of respondents supported no changes, or having trash picked up manually twice per week.

The runner up was having waste collected once per week: 17 percent of those polled supported this option.

Only 16 percent want to switch to a three-bin automatic pick up system; 14 percent want to switch to a two-bin automatic pick up system.

Assistant to the City Manager Gary Flod called the participation rate “successful.”

More than 8000 surveys were mailed to residents; 43 percent of that number responded.

In addition, residents could have also voiced their opinion in an online survey that was posted on the City’s website.

“The purpose of this survey is to solicit residents’ input through the selection of one of four waste collection options,” City Manager Jose Pulido said in April.

The waste collection surveys were available in three languages: English, Chinese, and Spanish.

Now, the City Council will decide whether to take an action or not.

Also, three lucky winners will be selected out of the pool of participants to win a year’s worth of trash collection for free. The winners will be named on June 15.

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