I think it is very important to dispose of household hazardous wastes properly and such a facility needs to be available to the general public. However I do not think it should be a part of government but should be a commercial firm that perhaps could also provide for some commercial hazardous waste disposal. Perhaps it could be set up by someone with a layoff from Hanford and with some expertise. To operate most efficiently, I don't think it needs to be open for receipt of wastes on a daily basis, but should provide for waste disposal perhaps quarterly or monthly and maybe open by appointment for those who need some special consideration.
Many local governments don't seem to be able to operate efficiently as evidenced by many cities going bankrupt. I have some concerns about adding more taxes for people as Benton County seems to me to have an inordinately high property tax as compared to other places I have lived that are just as nice a community.
-- MARY ELY, Richland