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To be entirely fair regarding garbage cans, the cities seem quite content to use oil drums for garbage cans...with no recycling.

It would be nice if we had recycling.
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(10-29-2018, 06:37 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: To be entirely fair regarding garbage cans, the cities seem quite content to use oil drums for garbage cans...with no recycling.

It would be nice if we had recycling.

It would be nice, yes, but in many areas people don't bother to sort their litter and will toss any item in any bin; this contaminates the recycling and makes the effort pointless.

Then, even if the recycling is clean, do they have the resources to collect that stream separately from trash given the staff and methods involved in collection?

Lots of things to consider...
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(10-29-2018, 07:11 PM)KevinL Wrote:
(10-29-2018, 06:37 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: To be entirely fair regarding garbage cans, the cities seem quite content to use oil drums for garbage cans...with no recycling.

It would be nice if we had recycling.

It would be nice, yes, but in many areas people don't bother to sort their litter and will toss any item in any bin; this contaminates the recycling and makes the effort pointless.

Then, even if the recycling is clean, do they have the resources to collect that stream separately from trash given the staff and methods involved in collection?

Lots of things to consider...

Certainly there are obstacles, but other cities manage to achieve this, there's no reason we can't.  FWIW, the metal cage recycling bin in Victoria Park (so far as I know, there is only one at the north parking lot off Jubilee Dr.) generally appears to only have recyclables in it.  What is crystal clear is that if there are only garbage bins, all the recycling goes in the garbage.
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