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[GreenYes] Should we do glass curbside
This has been an interesting discussion. I hope it will continue.

For me, the most important aspect of recycling that I am working to promote
is the protection of the environment. While job creation is important too,
it is a secondary issue for me. 

So the question that is most important to me is how I can best use my
limited time and money to most protect the environment. 

Recycling glass via curbside costs our communities a lot of money. Going to
dropoff would substaintially reduce the costs to the municipalities and
increase costs to consumers to deliver the material. Deposits with retail
return reduce municipal costs, but increase consumer and retailer costs.

Is there a better use for the money and time we have available to spend on
recycling? Could we focus on other materials or devise other ways to handle
the materials that we now handle? How do I come up with a value for
recycling and compare alternative materials and methods?

John Reindl, Recycling Manager
Dane County. 
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