It was good to hear that all four Sedgwick County Commission candidates who appeared at a recent issues forum — Gwen Welshimer, Dr. James Donnell, Michael Kinard and Kelly Parks — said they’d support franchising trash pickup. Two candidates who didn’t attend — incumbents Ben Sciortino and Dave Unruh — also favor franchising.
As we argued in an editorial, trash franchising is the best way to ensure that Wichita residents get the best deal on trash prices as well as the benefits of additional services such as curbside recycling and yard waste composting.
Wichita needs to take control of its trash policy. At present, corporate trash companies are in the driver’s seat.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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