To the Editor:

Although I am not directly affected (I don’t have a yard debris can), I find it interesting to follow the issue of recycling food waste.  With summer heat upon us, I can only guess at the effects of a two week pickup.

In a related matter, I recently found that we had accumulated three burned out compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs in less than two weeks.  Since they had been in use for only about two years, claims for extended life would seem in question.  Having read that these bulbs include hazardous material, I contacted my local garbage service regarding their disposal.  I was told that I must take them to a regional disposal site which isn’t very handy.

It makes me wonder why the service that currently picks up such hazardous waste as paint, motor oil and batteries can’t extend that effort to include CFLs?

Art Burr
Keizer