The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

July 7, 2012

Reader responds to solid waste collection

CLINTON — This is a response to the Clinton Herald article dated June 30 about the problems with the curbside solid waste collection.

The $5 bag is a start but not the solution. Another way residents could help resolve this problem without any additional cost to residents is to recycle their recyclables.

I took the liberty to check six curbside overflowing containers and in all cases there were glass and plastic containers, cardboard boxes, pizza boxes and newspapers all which are recyclables — only one case were recycle buckets used.

If residents would use the recycle containers furnished by the city or a 5 gallon plastic container to recycle their cans, plastic containers, cardboard and newspapers it’s a good bet the containers would never overflow if picked up weekly.

It’s my hope the city council would encourage more recycling which is good for the environment.

R. E. Crider,

Clinton

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