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Disabled Woman Unable to Take Trash Out Needs Town of Easton's Help

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EASTON, Md. - One woman in Easton says 'taking out the trash' isn't so simple. For months, Helen Knight-Griffin has talked with the Town the Easton, trying to get help wheeling her 98-gallon trash can steps away to and from her home. Knight-Griffin, who uses a wheelchair, says the discussion started last October with no success.

"It's extremely frustrating because I pay town taxes to have my trash removed. Should I stop paying town taxes to see if this helps? What action do you take here?" Knight-Griffin said.

Friends and family have tried to help, but Knight-Griffin says she does not want to rely or inconvenience others, especially since she already pays town taxes.

The Town says the holdup is due to liability, saying in a statement:

"The Town is taking this request very seriously.

We are sympathetic to her situation and are researching possible reasonable modifications to our Town policies and practices.

As part of our research, we need to ensure that any potential modifications to Town policies and practices would be implemented uniformly.

This is a high priority, and the goal is to complete the research quickly and present possible solutions to Town officials.

We will notify our resident as well as make a statement as soon as possible."

But until help arrives, Knight-Griffin and her trash remain stuck.

Knight-Griffin says she's asked the ADA and even neighbors for help but has not had any success. She also says the town has also suggested hiring a private trash company, but Knight-Griffin says that would require more money and would be unfair as a town taxpayer.

 

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