Don’t let this plan become a rat feast
I was glad to see the article about the District’s plan for composting bins and curbside pickup [“From the trash can to topsoil,” Metro, Aug. 8]. Although I want to support this wholeheartedly, I was disappointed that there was no mention of an integrated plan for rodent control.
If the District could come up with a really effective rat-proof bin for food waste, this would be a big step forward. Without it, this plan would be a non-starter in my Adams Morgan neighborhood. When new trash and recycling bins were distributed a few years ago, the rats ate through virtually all of them in a few days. Food-waste bins of similar construction waiting for curbside pickup would simply provide an additional buffet for our thriving rat population.
Bill King, Washington