[Vision2020] Single stream recycling

Warren Hayman whayman at roadrunner.com
Sat May 9 12:00:25 PDT 2015

I asked at Moscow Recycling a while back now, when the separate glass bins 
were merged into one. Was told that it is used at the landfill to layer, 
thus facilitating aerobic soil conditions. Not recycled. Reused.

Warren Hayman

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Saundra Lund" <v2020 at ssl1.fastmail.fm>
To: <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2015 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Single stream recycling

> Ron wrote:
> "Glass ends up as trash, anyway. It's ground and spread on the landfill."
> Say it ain't so!  I've heard that before but always thought it was part
> urban myth.
> If true, it makes me think of the water I waste rinsing those glass jars
> before putting them into the recycling bin  :-(  And, it certainly gives 
> me
> pause to think about whether continuing to do so when we go to single 
> stream
> recycling is worth the effort & energy expense (water to rinse, creating 
> new
> storage in the garage because the new recycling cart will take up my
> existing recycling space, fuel to regularly drive to a drop-off location,
> not to mention the wear & tear on my already fragile back, etc.).
> I'd be interested to hear what others know/think about this.
> Saundra
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]
> On Behalf Of rforce at moscow.com
> Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2015 9:10 AM
> To: vision2020 at moscow.com
> Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Single stream recycling
> Daily News:
> If Moscow adopts single-stream curbside recycling, it's estimated that
> residential customers will pay an additional $1.08 per month above the
> current $3.03 per month.
> me: Glass ends up as trash, anyway. It's ground and spread on the 
> landfill.
> Ron Force
> Moscow ID USA
> rhayes at frontier.com rhayes at frontier.com via moscow.com
> 8:31 AM (31 minutes ago)
> to vision2020
> So how much is this idea going to cost the ratepayer? And now glass will 
> end
> up as trash. I doubt people will go through the effort to store it, then
> haul it to the center.
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