With July 4th falling on a Saturday the City of New Rochelle shuttered city services on Friday July 3 and that meant an alteration to the garbage collection schedule for the week.
North end garbage and recyclables were to be put out on Wednesday and no garbage collection in the north end on Thursday.
Of course Thursday morning everyone put there trash out for pick up. Hence I pose the question, with the ability to call all households that have signed up for the connect New Rochelle program would it not be useful, for the 5 times a year it happens, to send a robo call out to the residents of the city alerting them to the change in schedule?
For one, there is no extra charge for using this service since it is a flat fee service.
Two, if I did not print my garbage collection schedule off of the city web site I would still be waiting for it. This could serve as a reminder of collection times and also that there is a schedule on line.
Third, we are all creatures of habit and we drag the trash out on the specific day because that is what we do.
I also propose that the city web site offer referendums but until that happens here is as a good a place as any to see if this idea would garner support.
I know that they do not want the reverse 911 to be bothersome to the citizens, I can appreciate that, but I do think this would be helpful and not an annoyance. What do you think?
PS – If you are going to rip me up via anonymous comments all I ask is that they are clever. I could use a good laugh