Finally, the town of Townsend is going to get serious regarding the mandatory recycling that has been in effect for many years now.

It's a disgrace to drive by people's homes and see the amount of trash they have waiting to be picked up weekly. Clearly, anyone can see the recyclables bulging from their trash bags!

The town of Townsend purchasing barrels/containers for the trash and recycling at a cost of $400,000 to the taxpayers is ridiculous. I think every homeowner in Townsend can manage to get their own barrels and recycling container. A good amount are doing it already.

The goal is to save the town money. Let's start this off on the right foot!