The petition which has already attracted over 5,481 supporters reads in part:
The decision to reduce trash pickup to once a week is having a negative effect in our community. The smell of rotting garbage, neighborhood filled with overflowing trash receptacles, and the attraction of animal life is not what we the taxpaying citizens of Prince George’s County want or deserve.
Over the past decade, we’ve seen services and incentives for business such as National Harbor increase, while the services for our families such as leaf collections, school repairs, and now trash pickups have been cut back, without even having us be a part of the decision making process. It’s time to have our voices be heard by the County Executive, and the Prince Georges County Council. Not just at election time.