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Recycling Being Mixed in Garbage Truck

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Grasor, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Grasor

    Grasor New Member

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    Hi All,

    After Thanksgiving I observed our trash collectors emptying both of my recycling and trash bins into the same trash truck. I thought maybe it was a one time thing because of the holiday the trucks were picking up significantly more trash than usual. However, this morning my wife observed the same thing.

    Did our garbage collectors switch to single-stream recycling? It used to be two different trucks - one for the recycling.

    Thanks.
    G
     
  2. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    It was two separate trucks here yesterday. Trash came early and then didn't see the recycling until after 5.
     
  3. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    I've seen them grab recyclables and trash them if they are bundled in plastic bags since they no longer accept them that way.

    Messaging to NOT put recyclables in plastic bags needs to be stepped up.
     
  4. sri_n

    sri_n Member

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    If it was a trash (only) truck how would they know that recyclables are in plastic bags unless someone opens the recycle cans to check? I thought that with the auto side loaders, they dont even get out of the truck?
     
  5. Grasor

    Grasor New Member

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    They didn't check the can when I watched after Thanksgiving, they just grabbed and up ended into the back of the regular trash truck.
     
  6. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Many folks still use the small bins that don't have a cover.
     
  7. kevinq

    kevinq Member

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    Many people put out recyclables on non-recycling days or in the trash bin. Look around today and see how many cardboard boxes are at the curb. Residents need to be accountable, too.
     
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