Tuesday, March 1, 2011

inside story on big-belly recycling bins

Downtown Rosslyn has on-street solar garbage compactor bins and on-street bottle/can recycling bins.  Unfortunately, some persons seem to stick their junk into any available hole.  Materials in just two bottle/can bins include newspapers, napkins, a plastic cup, a paper cup, a Styrofoam cup, cardboard, and a white pencil.  Additional sorting of bottle/can collections creates additional cost.  The trade-offs between decentralized garbage sorting (universal garbage work) and off-site, centralized garbage sorting deserve careful consideration in recycling plans.

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