Regarding the new JP business “Bootstrap” (JP Gazette, Feb 4) that will pick up people’s garbage to make compost: My 90-plus-year-old next-door neighbor used to speak of a pig farmer who would pay him for his food waste.
Many houses around here still have garbage containers set in the ground in the yard. The top looks a bit like a metal toilet seat with cover. The lid often had a lever that you could step on to open the lid and put the garbage in. Inside was a bucket to pull out and take to the pig slop truck.
Some ideas take a while to come back in fashion.