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Ralph Waggener: Was told people misusing recycling bins

Probable reason recycling bins withdrawn: Misuse of bins and plummeting prices for salvage material, as well illness in the Recycling Department some of problems
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By Ralph Waggener
Commentary by Editor & Publisher, It's Just for a Smile News

In a talk with CJE Stephen on the phone the other day he told me that a lot of people are using the recycling bins for their garbage. The person in charge of them has been sick and had no one to do his work when he was off. We recycle here at Trifecta Print, and South Central Printing was one of the first to use the recycling program, Judge Stephens also told me that they have 99 places to pick up paper and card board all over the county; although the jail furnishes the helpers it is not making money because the recycle material has gone down to $60.00 per ton from about $90.00 per ton.

We do have a great deal of good people here in Adair County, but we do have our share of sorry people - at least enough to cause problems with a good program like this.

If only people would report when they see someone using the recycling bins for garbage, this could stop this misuse. But seems like we have so many disinterested people here in Adair that just go along with whatever happens with doing nothing to protect our community!

I just donít understand the "Itís not my problem" attitude we have here with way to many good people that just will not get involved.

Ralph Roy Waggener

This story was posted on 2016-08-14 12:06:22
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