by The Jamestown Sun
October 1, 2011 at 1:58 am in The Jamestown Sun
After years of planning, organizing and developing a curbside recycling plan for Jamestown, the group behind all the work is disbanding and with no curbside pickup to show for it.
Tags: local news, Recycling 7 Comments »
This is disgusting, its been three years and nothing to show for it. I realize there are other issues at hand, but come on, is this really such a huge task? I think people are just making excuses. What exactly is this task force doing? How has the city “explored” this topic? What exactly have they done for the last three years? Why has a new pay-as-you-throw plan not been proposed? If there was only one bidder, have they been actively seeking more? Everyone involved in this needs to stop sitting on their hands and actually do something. Is there a way that I, a concerned citizen, can somehow help this cause, if there is I’d like to hear it.
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This is awesome news. It’s nice to see common sense prevail for once.
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Yes, because recycling is stupid?
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The only common sense thing about all of this is that they are finally taking the sewer system problem very seriously. The sewer system needs to be priority number 1, but when that is resolved the city would be wise to adopt a pay-as-you go system. Not sure how anyone in their right mind feels recycling is a waste of time, everything about the system would be a positive. If you feel that putting your garbage in one bin and your recyclabes in another bin or two is too tough then you are simply lazy.
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It’s a complete waste of money and resources and will end up causing the residents to pay more in the long run.
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Thank you for elaborating. What’s going to cost us more in the long run is having to find another place for our garbage. Save what we can, when we can.
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the city will never adopt a recycling program if they continue to look at garbage collection as a revenue generator. I would bet most cities that have curbside recycling also have private companies collecting trash. In that model, the city (or homeowner) is either paying the trash company or the recycling company, not paying the trash collectors the same amount, and also adding an additonal payment for recycling. I think that is what Jamestown city leaders really want, is for us to pay more.
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