Letter to the Editor

Poor trash collection service

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

On Aug. 17, I visited my son who is a student at SEMO. He has recently moved into a house he is renting off-campus on Whitener. He and several neighbors had two full trash bins at the curb. The neighborhood stank of garbage. It was disgusting! My son said that the trash was not picked up last week because the bins had been placed too close together at the curb. I'm amazed that the town I grew up in would allow the city trash collectors to leave the trash to attract rodents and stink up the neighborhoods, but the collectors did stop long enough to attach a note to each bin with the 'violation'. Cape Girardeau, you should be ashamed to allow this to happen. This is not a ghetto, but you're on the way to being one! I'm very disheartened to see this.