I am glad to see that The Times continues to feature in its San Gabriel Valley section articles on trash disposal. Now that most San Gabriel Valley cities have come out against incinerators, many of the articles seem to be concerned with hauling garbage by rail to remote desert sites.
In my opinion, the governmental agencies are once again showing their shortsightedness in dealing with a longstanding problem which must be faced one day.
Your articles usually mention that hauling trash by rail is "a potential solution" to the solid waste disposal crises projected for the 1990s. This is not a solution, because it would only delay the trash crisis to the early 2000s. Simply putting our garbage somewhere else doesn't change the basic nature of a "throw-away" society.
La Verne Councilman Thomas Harvey may be correct in saying that most of his city's residents don't want to recycle. But obviously most people don't want to observe the posted speed limits, either.