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  Letter to the editor
Trashing the trash policy

Well, the cost cutters at the University have gotten out their shears and have decided in their wisdom that everyone should have two waste receptacles in their offices but that we all must carry our own smelly (non-paper) trash to a third main receptacle—every day—to save what little effort it takes our custodial staff to do the dirty work. Now we can all have the smelly garbage greeting visitors at the elevator, since that is the most central place on our floor. So, we are emptying our own trash, a job I thought was for custodians. Hooray for the bottom line. It makes me want to throw my trash right out the window!

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