I put my garbage can out as usual on Friday, and when I came home there was Red Tag saying that my garbage can was too large and they would no longer pick up my trash if I put the can out on the curb. Allied Waste has been trying to renegotiate their contract for the last few months and this is their first volley in getting some pressure on the Council to reopen those negotiations. I think it might just backfire as the City, and the citizens of Keller were very patient during the drivers strike Allied went through a couple of years ago.
My recommendation is for the City Attorney to go through the contract and put Allied on notice on every item in that contract that Allied is not living up to. Two can play this game. Fuel prices are less than half they were last summer, GDP dropped over 3.5% last quarter and peoples budgets are tight right now. An increase in trash service is something the City should fight tooth and nail to show the citizens that it will fight on any increases in fees to the citizen during these tough times.