“The City of Menominee has formalized a contract with GAD to provide waste collection services beginning March 1. City Manager Tony Graff has advised a couple of times he has negotiated with Walter Brothers and Ace Hardware for discount prices of trash cans to city residents, for anyone who wishes to use them versus continuing with garbage bags. The discounted price has not been disclosed.

“However, GAD also is the waste collection company for many rural areas north of our city and provides ‘industrial size’ trash can per residence totally free of charge. Those receptacles bear the GAD logo and have attached lids.

“What’s wrong with this picture? Must be location, location, location.”