I have been a reluctant recycler, but have come to embrace it over the years. I
do question that it requires two trucks and drivers to collect the same trash
that once only needed one. Couldn't a truck with a two containers be used
It would cost more and be less effective with a truck that picks up both. The
recycling materials are taken to a different location, while the trash is
typically taken to the landfill. They would be spending more time driving
through traffic to unload half loads. Plus, if the recyclables are contaminated
with garbage, then everything would have to be tossed out. Plus what do you do,
if your garbage load for half the truck is full and you can pick up another 5
more blocks of recycling materials? Then you would have to drive back and start
picking up the garbage again, where you left off and might have to dump that
half load before you can start picking up again.Hope that answers
How about this. Go back to biweekly pick up and reduced our tax. People need to
pack down hard enough to make it full again. When they started to pick up weekly
they added more annual tax was upsetting.
It's not a tax that you pay for refuse services. It's a fee. That
money is not allowed to use for any other programs or can go to the general
fund. However, for convenience the fee is on your property tax bill.Once the landfill is full, you'll be really upset on the costs to have
the refuse picked up.
What about glass recycling? Casper, WY, which has a much smaller population
than SL County, recycles glass but SL County doesn't. It seems something
should be done about it. Glass isn't biodegradable and will be here
forever unless it's recycled.
Provo, UT.Our garbage pickup team is notably formal and professional.
However, some areas such as Center Street complain that the placement of the
garbage cans gets in the way of traffic. I used to live in Pleasant Grove, UT.
and I didn't hear any complaints similar to this and I too was more than
satisfied with the simplicity of the task. What I think is applicable for these
areas in Provo where the cans are placed several feet away from the sidewalk,
which is inconvenient and dangerous, is for someone to consider a change to be
made here. Yes, it may be hard because Provo parking is limited to where the
cars are parked in a place that would be better for garbage cans. This is only a
small problem and I appreciate the sincerity of Provo people.