caught just a little about this on the radio on the way to work today -- the county (I think? trash is King County, right?) is piloting a program to switch trash pick up to bi-weekly. Right now 4 neighborhoods are slated for a trial, and if it works out then it could be universally implemented.
The argument for is that bi-weekly is more efficient and will encourage better compliance w/ recycling laws.
Two problems (IMHO): rates will supposedly rise for all customers. IF it's more efficient why is it going to cost more?
And during the summer garbage can get pretty ripe over two weeks, and Jah forbid you miss a pickup ...
But really I've no strong opinion at this point -- anybody want to share some wisdom about this issue?