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Offline wetochwink

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Recycling Containers
« on: June 02, 2004, 09:10:01 AM »
Would it be easier for everyone (sanitation workers, residents, etc) to have blue carts (45 gallon size) for recycling?




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Re:Recycling Containers
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2004, 11:45:01 PM »
We went to Home Depot and got two wheeled refuse containers: one color for commingled, one color or junk mail (which the recycling crew sometimes missed until I labelled it). A tip: poke some holes in the bottom for drainage.

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Re:Recycling Containers
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2004, 08:30:23 AM »
Yeah, but if the city agrees to use the 45 gallon containers it already has, then residents don't have to purchase containers at the store.

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Re:Recycling Containers
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2004, 10:46:14 AM »
Well, naturally. But remember you need two containers, one for commingled, one for junk mail, so that's triple the number of 45-gallon carts (they come in all colors of the rainbow, btw) that the city needs to provide now. A fairly large investment.

Also realize that the advantage to the 45-gallons is they can be lifted by the truck's compactor and dumped into the hopper semi-automatically. Most residents' recyclables volume doesn't justify the need for semi-automatic collection, and hence the need for 45-gallon carts.

The small city-provided bins are easy enough to lift by hand (although too small for my needs). A wheeled refuse container is also quite liftable, even when full of recylables. And they're not all that expensive.