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Re: [greenyes] Trash in Green Waste Bins


I could not view the article, but I have had a similar experience to the one that you described. In the City of Hawthorne, we have started a new program in the past year with carts for trash, recycling and green waste. We have had a problem with all three materials being mixed up, at times. The homeowners have claimed that when the carts are rolled to the curb that all of the materials were properly separated. The problem has been identified as scavengers, who dig though the recyclables and the trash and place the non-desirable materials in any bin with space. We have been working to stop this by working with law enforcement patrolling the night before trash day. This has really helped our program, good luck with yours.

Have a happy weekend,


Blair Pollock <bpollock@no.address> wrote:
The City of Durham North Carolina has begun a campaign to encourage all
residents to use the yard waste cart for yard waste only and not for
trash and vice-versa. There was an article about it in the Durham Herald
Newspaper earlier this week (don't recall if it was Sunday, Monday or
Tuesday, check on line or call City of Durham
Sanitation and ask what they're doing on this problem. (919) 560-4185
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 10:41:38 -0500
From: "Jill Hamilton"
Subject: Organics Separation

Does anyone have problems with residents putting yard debris in the
trash and trash in the yard debris? Any known or suggested solutions?



Ms. Jill Hamilton
Recycling Program Manager
City of St. Louis Refuse Division
4100 South First Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63118
Phone - Direct 314.353.7176
Phone - Switchboard 314.353.8877
Fax 314.352.5627


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If everyone in Orange County recycled two more aluminum cans a week
we would recycle over twelve million more cans a

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

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