June 3, 2009: Garbage issue should be corrected

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To The Editor:
In regards to the Middletown Transfer Station, what garbage can you throw out? It is totally ridiculous that you cannot get rid of trash in Middletown.
There is an extensive list of items which are not accepted, and if you should have one item on that list, for example a television, you must drive 50 plus miles and pay a fee to dump it.
Most small towns throughout the county will have one or two days each month where certain items like televisions, rugs, appliances, etc. are accepted at the transfer station. Not here in Delaware County! This is why many people illegally dump.
As a taxpayer I believe this issue should be addressed and the proper accommodations should be made to the residents of Middletown to properly dispose of refuse.

David Webb,
Margaretville