by The Jamestown Sun
April 21, 2011 at 1:49 am in The Jamestown Sun
A presentation regarding city curbside pickup of recyclables was met with many concerns Wednesday. Continue Reading
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It really would be a great thing for the environment if we able to pull this off!
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I agree, this would be great for our community. Hopefully the city will be able to implement this.
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What a complete waste of money! I hope they put this idea where it belongs, in the trash.
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The current recycling proposal is for curbside pick-up twice a month. This is a “no sort” system which will take basically all recyclables, except glass, at the curb. Glass can still be taken to the recycling center, but it is unsafe for the hand sorting to have glass in the “no sort” containers. The cost of the 96 gallon container is included in the proposal’s fees.
The cost is proposed to be $4.80/per household per month. I do not beleive this fee is unreasonable for the services provided. Less than $5 may or may not seem like a lot of money. However, this is a significant amount of money as a percentage increase in our current garbage collection fees of $10.50 plus container.
The council will have a public hearing for this recycling proposal at our May Council meeting, May 2nd in in the council chambers at 5pm. Please attend and provide feedback, or you may send your written feedback to MayorKatie@nd.gov
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From the sounds of the article, this is just another issue where the mayor will refuse to spend just a little money to move the town forward. Where do you want the glass to go? Broken on the street? From what I’ve learned on areavoices, Kourajain has never been afraid to keep garbage off the streets.
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Eugene, I agree with you about or current mayor, however she does say that the glass can be taken to the recycling center. You do understand why they would not accept it in the non-sort bin correct? Also if I the resident have to pay $5 a month to have this service so be it, it should not be just the mayor you moves the town forward, we can all help with that, however a pay as you go option would be best. Pay as you go would benefit everybody by encouraging people to recycle more, it would also keep a large amount of “trash” out of our landfill.
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I would support curbside recycling if the citizens of Jamestown are given the option to opt out of the service and not be charged. Let those that want to recycle pay for it. Don’t force it down everyone’s throat!
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No one is going to force this down anyones throat, if you dont want to recycle don’t, its that simple, however I don’t understand why one would not. It is easy to do and gives you the satisfaction of taking a step to save the environment.
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Go to youtube and search for Penn and Teller recycling.
Interesting series they did. Watch them all.
Please be aware the videos have plenty of bad language.
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