There has been an ongoing debate about bringing trashcans to the Branford Supply Pond for some time – the matter was settled at the Feb. 6 Parks and Open Space Authority meeting and a trashcan has been ordered.
Ainsley Highman, chairman of the Parks and Open Space Authority, said the trash can should be delivered to the town in the next six to eight weeks and then it will have to be put in place, most likely using a cement base.
“It’s from a company that makes bear-proof trash cans so it’s relatively indestructible,” said Highman. “We’ve been talking about it for a while, but it was a big decision as it was an expensive purchase.”
The trashcan was paid for with the Parks and Open Space Authority’s budget and will be placed at the main entrance to the trails at Branford Supply Pond. Highman said they are also considering investing in a dog waste bag dispenser as well.
“We’ve found that some people scoop up their dog’s mess but leave the bags with the dog poop on the trail or in the parking lot,” said Highman. “We’re hoping that ends with the placement of the trash can.”