by The Jamestown Sun
October 5, 2010 at 1:54 am in The Jamestown Sun
City Hall staff will be working on the “pay as you throw” portion of curbside recycling as part of its development of a program for the community.
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Some people don’t want to be bothered recycling now what’s it going to do for the recycling program now if they have to pay for it?
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What happened to Dean Turner’s comment? I read it earlier today. Why did his comment disappear?
I agree with Gary Fiss 100%.
Does a “smaller container” for recyclers mean there are going to be new containers we are going to have to pay for? How will the city know whose containers to replace? What is going to happen to the current recycling center we now subsidize and use? People who come to Jamestown from surrounding communities use that recycling center, too. I have read before on here that they have a hard time “making it” because of so few drop offs. The fact that the city is already concerned about driving through the alleys and have postponed their plan until May isn’t a surprise to me, but what happens in the winter of 2011-12? Does recycling stop? I used to live in Mpls and the city had vehicles pick up recycling and provided crates (that we all paid for, whether we recycled or not). The difference was the alleys were paved and they were consistently plowed throughout the winter months. We all paid a recycling fee, whether we recycled or not. We paid for the containers (taxes) and did not receive a discount (less garbage by weight) because it was impossible to discern. People would come by and take valuable recyclables – aluminum cans, especially – out of bins that people put out for recycling to cash them in. Kids would often take glass bottles out if you left them out the night before and bust them in the alley. Just some concerns and memories I have.
p.s. hi, Gary. I hope you are happy and well.
It’s nice to see that others also have concerns. Unfortunately I don’t think it’s going to matter. It’s pretty obvious that the Council has made up their mind and will proceed whether the public wants it or not. It’s simply a waste of money and resources. Hopefully those that don’t want to participate won’t be charged.
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