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RE: [GreenYes] Roadside Litter Recycling?

Here in Guildford in the UK we have "green box" road side recycling.
Approximately 47,000 households now have a 'green box' provided by the
local council. 

Once a fornight or in some areas once a week, we (the residents) put our
green boxes out on the edge of the road for collection.  The collectors
separate the contents of the green boxes into their lorry - which is
separate from the normal dustbin lorry. They then leave the empty boxes
by the road for the residents to take in.

We are allowed to put: Glass, Newspapers, Magazines and Cans 

We can't put in: Plastic, Cardboard, Junk mail, Textiles, Shoes 

But, there are recycling banks across the borough for these items. 

http://www.guildford.gov.uk/pages/environ/amenities/recycle.htm might be
a useful link for more information.



-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen N Weisser [mailto:steve1092@yahoo.com]
Sent: 26 September 2002 06:03
To: Greenyes@Grrn. Org
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] Roadside Litter Recycling?


I'm not positive...but I think in PA they MIGHT be using white bags for
recycle (cans/glass/plastic...) and black bags for trash in the litter
cleanups...Most of which are volunteer groups...

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Stephen N. Weisser
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Child Poverty rates: 20% US, 34% Wash. DC, 25% CA, 35% New Orleans.
Highest of any country in the western world.
2% in Scandinavia and they're ashamed of it.
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 http://www.greenpartylancasterpa.org
 http://www.greenpartyus.org
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-greenyes@grrn.org [mailto:owner-greenyes@grrn.org]On Behalf
Of Christine McCoy
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 9:40 PM
To: Recycling Works; Greenyes@Grrn. Org; Jtrnet@Valley. Rtpnc. Epa. Gov
Subject: [GreenYes] Roadside Litter Recycling?


Hello All -

One of our board members asked me today if there are any states or
communities that recycle materials collected from roadsides as part of
their
clean-up efforts. Regardless of the workforce (i.e., prisoners,
contractors,
volunteers, etc.). He's interested in seeing this type of program
implemented and we are looking for examples.

Some practical questions:

1. Is it cost effective
2. What are the barriers (besides for education and possible
contamination)
that would prevent roadside recyclables from being recovered.
3. Are bottle bill states redeeming used beverage containers (UBC)as
part of
their litter clean-up programs?

I'm not sure how many steel cans end up on roadsides, but they could
perhaps
be included in the mix.

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much for your time and assistance in this matter.

Sincerely,

Christine McCoy
Director, Environmental Programs
Rural Community Assistance Program
1522 K Street, NW #400
Washington, DC  20005
Phone: 202/408-1273 ext. 104
Fax: 202/408-8165
Email: cmccoy@rcap.org


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