Re: GreenYes Digest V97 #72

Blair Pollock (
Fri, 22 Jan 1999 16:57:44 -0500

>Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 18:20:59 -0500
>From: "Susan K. Snow" <>
>Subject: co-mingling pre-sorted resources
>From a newspaper report in our area (Chatham Record, Pittsboro NC Feb 27,
1997, by Jeralie Andrews), a subsidiary of the WORLD'S LARGEST has stopped
doing curbside sorting of recyclables they're contracted to collect and
citizens who spotted them dumping recyclables into their rear packer trucks
("not clearly marked as recycling trucks") were informed that this
subsidiary was no longer curbsorting but commingling recyclables with each
other, not with waste, and then trucking the commingled recyclables to a
transfer station and thence down to a merchant facility where they were
sorted and sold. Said sorting facility Uwharrie Environmental, Troy NC (not
to our knowledge owned by the WORLD'S LARGEST) is located at a
privately-owned landfill and also operates its sort lines as a dirty MRF for
other communities whose waste it accepts for landfilling.