Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lack of Incentive to Recycle...

Flat Rate Garbage vs. Pay Per Dump

Flat Rate Pickup:


Fixed income. Every household fixed rate.

Easy Billing. Bill added to water bill quarterly.


No incentive to recycle. Same bill each month.

Variable dump fees. (less recycle, high dump fees)

Higher fuel cost. (less recycle, more trips to landfill)

More Employee hours (trip to landfill)



Encourage people to recycle (less trash, lower dump fees)

Lower fuel costs ( more recycle, less trips to landfill)

Lower employee Hours (less trips to landfill)


No Fixed Income (Income varies with recycle vs. trash)

RFI computers installed on trucks.

New billing system implemented on water bills


4 new trucks all automated.

All computerized with RFI readers installed.

May look at HPNG conversion for trucks.

Waste Bins:

32 Gallon, 64 Gallon, 96 Gallon bins. All with RFI chips installed. All paid for by city. May ask for deposit from homeowner.

96 bins no RFI chips for recycle


Everyone will have 95 gallon bin for recycle.

no charge to recycle.

Pay per Dump Fees:

$3 - 32 gallon

$5 - 64 gallon

$7 - 96 gallon

New trucks fully automated will reduce workman comp claims, reduce manpower per truck in half and speed collection. Bins and trucks equipped with RFI readers and chips. Truck Computer records time and address for billing. Trash picked up on a weekly schedule. No Trash bin out = no bill. Recycle will all have 96 gallon containers. Recycle collected on 2 week basis. No cost to recycle.

Problem with Homeowner paying for Garbage bins is have you ever drove down the street after the recycle crew has dumped the bins? Looks like high winds have hit the area. Think if the city owned the containers, more care would be taken on them. Although the recycle bins are owned by the city, I have not found any information on the current replacement costs but I'm sure it's pretty high.

Another thought that would save $$ from the landfill. Glass is the second highest weight of recyclable waste behind magazines. Maybe have once a month Glass only dump pickups. Less weight to the landfill more savings. 


Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Talking Trash

Fair Trash Idea


First off, the recycle program was started to reduce garbage to the landfill. Less garbage, less cost to the city. The Garbage stickers were to help fund the recycle program. This service was provided by the city as a service that was part of the property taxes we pay. At no time was the sticker program intended to fully fund the recycle program. Until just recently, the city received zero dollars for recycled materials.


Both plans the mayor have offered are from private businesses that have no interest in reducing garbage to the landfill. Everyone is charged the same amount regardless of the waste you put out. Where would the incentive to recycle come from? If you recycle or not, same price each month.


A new idea


After searching the Internet, I think I have found a concept that could be useful here. The fairest way to do this would be a pay-as-you-throw program. Here is a great example HERE. This is a fair system for everyone. Carts would be available in different sizes. Dump fees are based on sizes. Collection schedules are set. New trucks that are purchased would have the collection arms and RFID equipped. Recycle is collected in the same way for free. Manpower is reduced in half and automation almost eliminates work comp claims. Everyone wins.


More info:





Sunday, March 31, 2013

Springs Credits

take credit for something :

to allow people to believe that one has done something praiseworthy, whether or not one has actually done it.
City Council gets thrown under the bus for the Hydro disaster, yet Hizzoner takes credit for the following:
Feel free to name ONE thing he has done to make ANY of these event happen.......

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Speed of Suck

QUINCY, ILL. -- Quincy mayor John Spring is expected to formally announce his bid for Quincy mayor this Monday.
The announcement will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Monument in Washington Park.
Yet a minute before his "official" announcement, The QHW post a full story.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Breaktime !

Switching to Twitter for a while.  I can usually get my point across in 140 letters or less.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Seriously ????

Several dozen bars and taverns in this town that have been thru the smoking ban and you go to the one who's still has the ink wet on his liquior license ?

Another Whig Epic Fail


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tax Dollars for Non-Profit

So Rebel Media brought up a good point yesterday. Where does the slippery slope stop ?

Here's my take on it.


Once you allow one, then you open up the door to allow city influence to dictate just who or what get city tax dollars.

Don't get me wrong, each and every non-profit is more that deserving to be donated to, but where does it stop?

The city is in the business of providing a service to the tax paying citizens of the city and should have never got into this in the first place.

I say end it now.


Monday, January 09, 2012


So City Council will vote on yet another bid for replacing traffic signals in town.  Only one company bid on it and was like $125 K which was 40%+ over who someone we call an engineer that works for the city. 

Now a new "revised" quote comes in $1,500 under the last sole bidder and now our engineer says he compared 23 other IDOT projects.

Where did he pull the first numbers from ? His ASS ?

FFS ! You can't make this shit up !

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

QPD Fundraising

Although I differ in opinion with the Strawman, Reading thru the Blotter looks like to me that the QPD made some money on north 12 street this week.        I say good deal.      Don't like it, don't speed.

I'll leave this post open for anyone to leave any tips for the QPD on areas around Quincy that you would like to see more patroled for violations. 


Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Media Monday Funday

Sucking City Halls ASS:

First snow turns icy: several cars slide off roads, two rollovers occur

Sounds better than : Central Services gets caught with pants down not prepaired for first snowfall.


“We’ll have to do the best we can with what we’ve got.”

Pissed away $6 million on your dream hydro project.  Get used to it.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Daily Delusional

We believe (as always,WE know best) whig.com brings value to our (shrinking) audience and to the (QND Fans) community, value that should be reflected in our pricing structure.(Lube up subscribers here it comes) That value has increased (seriously?) over time with investments in technology (new coffee machine) and personnel (now hiring?) that are enabling us to provide more news (email it to us please), real-time coverage (mayor Spring & city hall) of breaking news,(AP) and coverage that incorporates video.(We bought a new video camera and have learned how to use it) The new (increased) price structure, in line with policies at a growing (shrinking) number of large and small newspapers, (justification for price increase) will ensure that we can continue to provide the kind of quality journalism (again, seriously?) across all platforms (well, the ones we choose) that the community has come to expect. (same shit, higher price)

FYI: before you shell out the addional upcharge for the "Black Friday" edition for the QNDHW, you can visit each local store "on-line" and get the ads early and most let you make a printable shopping  list.  Go Green !


Monday, November 14, 2011

CVN 9.9

Watching the POTUS aboard the USS Carl Vinson I tried to imagine what the USS Barack Obama would look like.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Welcome to the World of More.

Welcome to the World of crisp digital picture and sound on all your TVs.

Unless your having problems.

The only "more" I have experienced is more calls to 1-800-comcast. More problems. More DTA's and More headaches.   So far I have installed 2 DTA's, had them both lose programming, several calls to comcast, got one back, and had a service call, got the other back, then lost all cable. Oh, and not one person has physically touched any part of the cables or DTA's  I have. (all programming error)

Looking to installing a 4" electrical conduit to the back of my flat screens to hide the cables.

How's your new cable service been ?


Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Really ???

Nothing I like watching on my 60" Flat Screen TV is a flipping Frost Warning that scrolls continuously across the screen for hours.

Like there isn't enough info on the screen, a local station seems to think that we need more.

Good luck checking other scores and teams during a "major" weather event.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Put a Help Wanted ad in the paper and it will cost you out the ass

 QHW does it for QND for free.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Call the police, I've been hazed !

Local Quncy Media goes for the hat trick in dragging QHS Sports program thru the mud.

First up KHQA.

Then the Whig.

And following the whig, WGEM.

Kevin Haslam should have called the police on this.

Bet he is scared for life.

Suck it up buttercup.

Go play soccer or try cheerleading.

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