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.