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RE: [greenyes] Recycling bins at post offices
	The Stopwaste program here in Alameda County, CA recently got involved in a major way
with the local post office (focused on the Oakland sectional center as I recall), and so
should be a good source of information on this.  The Stopwaste program manager is Rory
Bakke, whom I've copied.
	-- Steve Bloom

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Megan Stein [mailto:megan_ngs@no.address]
> Sent: Monday, January 19, 2004 8:35 AM
> To: keith mcdonald; greenyes@no.address
> Subject: Re: [greenyes] Recycling bins at post offices
>
>
> Our local post offices have recently requested information on smaller garbage
> container rates and recycling options in order to prepare a cost-benefit
> analysis.  The employee I spoke with estimated that 90 percent of their trash
> was recyclable paper (given the inclusion of junk mail in our recycling
> program).  The post offices had previously avoided recycling because it was
> their impression that sorting would be too much of a hassle for employees that
> were already strapped for time.
>
> I don't know if they will be taking advantage of the recycling opportunities
> available to them, and if so, whether or not they will make recycling available
> to their patrons.
>
> Megan Stein
> Recycling Coordinator
> Newberg Garbage & Recycling Service
> PO Box 1000, Newberg, OR 97132
> (503) 538-1388
> (503) 538-1383 (fax)
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: keith mcdonald
>   To: greenyes@no.address
>   Sent: Friday, January 16, 2004 3:14 PM
>   Subject: [greenyes] Recycling bins at post offices
>
>
>   I heard that they are thinking of putting recycling bins at all post offices
>   for junk mail and other discarded mail  has any post office started doing
>   this your thoughs on this idea I get lots of unwanted mail a year and think
>   it is a wonderfull thing . Thanks Keith McDonald
>
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