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Letter: Recycle Center reopening, questions
Debbie Nobles writes:
First, a huge Thank You to the Recycle Center for reopening! I have been rinsing, sorting & bagging my recyclables for months now (I used to make a weekly run). I literally had a carload of paper, plastic, cardboard & aluminum. The man there was very nice & helpful. I'm sure he was busy today as he told me they have no work release help right now.
Second, he wanted me to know (and let others know) they ONLY accept milk jugs & bottles for plastic. I felt bad because I brought 2 large bags of anything plastic with the recycle symbol.
Also, the newspapers need to be separated from other paper (another large bag to sort out). Was it always this way & I didn't know? He said they had multiple bundles rejected at the last pickup & that costs the county money. Is there any way you could post a list of "acceptables" for the Recycle Center and how things need to be sorted?
Third and final is my question. With these restrictions, is a county recycle program even worth it? I am an avid recycler and I believe we need a recycling program, but without these restrictions. We've already lost glass and now a lot of plastics.
Why, if it is marked as recyclable, do we need to throw it in a landfill because our Recycle Center will not or cannot accept it? Is it the contractor we work with? Can we renegotiate or contract with another company? I take my styrofoam to the recycle area where I work. Am I going to have to take my other recyclables there as well?
Thank you for your time. I look forward to any answers you can provide. -Debbie
Debbie, thank you for writing! Answers to your questions will be coming on ColumbiaMagazine.com in the days ahead as writer Rebecca Montgomery researches this subject now. Recycling is too important to the future of our planet not to think globally while discovering how we can each act locally to protect it for future generations.
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