“The City of Menominee is in the process of changing waste collection companies, and it appears their favored company includes the use of trash cans. Not a good idea. I have lived in areas where trash cans were used, and the waste collectors handle them very roughly.

“In the winter, they will be damaged by snowplows or buried with snow; winds in any season will carry them into traffic, into ditches, fields or neighbors’ yards or into Lake Michigan. People don’t need to go looking for their containers. The trash cans are also difficult to get down to the curb in the winter weather conditions when it has to be out to the curb for pick-up by 7 a.m.

“The use of trash cans may be optional to begin with, but it probably won’t be long before their use will be mandatory. Let’s trash the cans.”