May 18, 2010 at 5:42 am in INFORUM
Moorhead City Council members said Monday they would like to see steps taken to make it easier for people to recycle.
In general, the city does not collect recyclables from apartment complexes. Continue reading…
Tags: Moorhead, Recycling 6 Comments »
Moorhead needs to go further than that! Yes magazines and catalogs should be accepted, but also, in addition to corrugated cardboard, the city should accept the thinner cardboard such as cereal boxes, they should also expand the plastics they accept. I suggest looking into Sartell’s program, which is great. They offer large garbage can size bins and do not require seperation of items. I think making these changes would help to expand the number of people that participate in the program.
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I wouldn’t mind seeing Moorhead move to a larger bin that doesn’t need to be separated. I don’t mind separating the items, but I seem to have a lot of plastics and maybe only one or two glass items. I usually end up leaving paper bags of glass and/or newspapers in my garage and only set them out when I have extra room in my bin or if the bag is full.
My neighborhood seems to mostly all recycle for the most part, but I think that making it easier and allowing more items will get more people to join in with recycling efforts.
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Moorhead also needs to have more accessible spots to drop items (glass, plastics, etc) off at. There are many times that I end up loading my car and dropping off my recycling in Fargo at 1 of the many convenient drop off spots rather than driving around Moorhead to various locations to try to get rid of some of the items. Yes, I do put out my bins every other week for pick up, but the city often forgets to pick ours up (our street is 2 blocks long and often forgotten about) or there are times when we just have a lot of recycling.
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I’d like just one large bin I could place all my recyclables in.
There are large scale machines that will sort recyclables out of regular trash automatically. Things like this TiTech’s auto sorting machines. If a community had some high end sorters we could simply use one bin and the sorting would be done by robots.
All hail your robot overlords!
In Fargo you are required to separate, but they keep taking the paper grocery bags we use to separate items (there is only one bin to put out). So now we have to keep going to the store to get more paper bags (and not use our reusable canvas bags).
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Its not that easy. Minnkota controls the recycling market… Moorhead can only do what they allow.
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