[Vision2020] Single Stream Recycling

Saundra Lund v2020 at ssl1.fastmail.fm
Sat May 9 12:00:56 PDT 2015

Hi Bob,


Before I read what Ron wrote, that was my thinking as well . . . at least until the first time I wind up on my ample behind after slipping on the ice carrying a bin full of glass.  After reading Ron’s post, though, I’m on the fence, particularly about the water used to rinse glass that’s going to the landfill  :(


And, what about the people who can’t/don’t/no longer drive?  Personally, I’d much rather carry on foot or bicycle a large bulky but light bag of plastic to a drop off location than try to lug a heavy bag of breakable glass, but that’s just me.


In thinking about it, I’m also concerned that perhaps those least able to afford it will see increased garbage rates because they’ll need a larger garbage to accommodate the glass they can’t haul themselves.


OTOH, I think it’s absolutely brilliant that apartments apparently will be able to participate in the single stream recycling pickup!  The letter didn’t discuss cost, so I don’t know if apartment participation will cost extra, which will then be passed along to tenants.  Does anyone have more detail about the apartment participation aspect?




Moscow, ID


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From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com] On Behalf Of Robert Dickow
Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2015 9:23 AM
To: vision2020 at moscow.com
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Single Stream Recycling


I have no problem myself taking the glass down to the recycling center. The time saved having to sort the other recycling stuff will make this small additional task very simple. But couldn’t they accept a separate box of glass and handle that too? Maybe they’d need special truck modifications that couldn’t be done.


Bob Dickow, troublemaker


From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com <mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com>  [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com] On Behalf Of rhayes at frontier.com <mailto:rhayes at frontier.com> 
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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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