GreenYes Digest V97 #72

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GreenYes Digest Tue, 8 Apr 97 Volume 97 : Issue 72

Today's Topics:
1997 CRRA Awards
co-mingling pre-sorted resources

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Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:16:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 1997 CRRA Awards

Thanks to all of you who submitted awards! We received over 40 nominees,
which will make the decisions hard, but exciting to make.

The Awards Committee has decided to leave open the Zero Waste awards category
until May 15, 1997 in order to recognize ALL Zero Waste companies or programs
that we can at the Conference.

As a result, please keep those cards and letters coming in!!

If you know of someone who should be considered for this recognition, please
send us their name, address, phone and fax number, or have them fill out an
awards nomination form. Please email me if you would like a copy of the


Gary Liss


Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 18:20:59 -0500
From: "Susan K. Snow" <>
Subject: co-mingling pre-sorted resources

Does anyone else have problems with the waste industry co-mingling
resources which citizens sort for recycling purposes? The largest waste
titan is mixing sorted recyclable materials together with trash and
placing them in their compact truck. Under contract, yard wastes are
supposedly to be collected in a separate (brand new) truck and send to
the city's municipal compost facility.

I have photographed this incident occurring twice. Once in 1990, the
second time in 1993. Telephone calls from residents are coming in
again. Apparently, the #1 Waste titan is not only mixing recyclable
yard wastes, but is collecting sorted cans, bottles, newspaper and such,
for which they do not have the contract, and mixing it with their
Does anyone else have problems with the largest waste company in the
world attempting to/destroying their community's recycling effort?

Susan Snow


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