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In response to Pontiac Mayor Scott McCoy's suggestion that we purchase special garbage cans so we can all have cans that are alike, ("Mayor wants uniform garbage bins, Page A1, Jan. 31), I would like to suggest that we solve some problems that already exist, rather than creating problems that have expensive solutions.

If the people who pick up the garbage would set the cans on end instead of giving them a toss, this would solve the problem of cans rolling around in the streets in the wind.

We need to find a solution to the trail of recyclable goods following that truck around town, also.

I have been setting my garbage out without a can for almost 38 years now, and have had an animal tear the bag open only three or four times. By not using a can, the street is neat and tidy immediately after the garbage is picked up, with no cans littering the side of the street the rest of the day.

When the recycling program began, we did not have to pay for the bins. I do not believe we should have to pay for cans that we don't need.

Virginia M. Asper

Pontiac

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