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[GreenYes] Recycling roadside litter and query about can crushers for #10cans.
Here in CHapel Hill NC, sometimes the "Big Sweep' volunteer litter collectors who work alongside creeks & streams separate the recyclables at the request of program coordinators. That's one day a year event. There are also adopt a highway groups that clean up various roadsides in NC that may separate but it's not a specification for getting a roadside adopted. 

In our community they have to source sep. recyables by type since there's no commingled recycling; this is just for the hard core.
I don't know if the NC DOT litter collectors do separate, but since there's a ban in NC on disposing aluminum cans, maybe they do those. (did you mean Aluminum cans where you wrote steel cans?) 

NC DOT has switched away from the orange litter bags as those may have been colored with cadmium. They now use black or white, which are visible enough. 

Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 21:40:24 -0400
From: "Christine McCoy" <>
Subject: [GreenYes] Roadside Litter Recycling?

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.

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.


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


End of [Greenyes Digest] V3 #107
Further question:

I am in search of a can crusher that will handle the #10 restaurant size food cans for one of the restaurants on our commercial route. ANyone aware of a manual (or inexpensive electric) can crusher this size?

Blair Pollock
Solid Waste Programs Manager
(919) 968-2788
fax: (919) 932-2900
PO Box 17177
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-7177

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