by Max Brantley
It's Thursday evening. If I read it right, garbage and recycling pickups were to be delayed a day by Christmas. The city picked up the garbage as promised on Wednesday. The recycling, which is handled by a private contractor, wasn't picked up Wednesday. It wasn't picked up Thursday. This is typical, by the way. It molders on the curb for days.
When Da Mayor starts talking about how the city can make out by privatizing its landfill (a move that many see as a blatant sop for closing the private landfill on Mabelvale Pike, a payoff that isn't necessary given that the landfill is near capacity and a long festering SWLR sore) remember your service on recycling.