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RE: [greenyes] Re: New York City recommits to recycling!


All the cities in our county (Ramsey County Minnesota, pop. about 500,000) are required to assure all residences have recycling available on site for at least 4 materials at least twice a month. None of the cities actually have the trucks and staff to go out and do the collection. They assure the service is available through contracts with private recycling firms, through contracts with firms for single family type and through licensing requirements for properties considered multi-unit housing (definitions of number of units varies by program), or through hauler license requirements to make the service available. Our largest city is Saint Paul, population about 279,000, which contracts with a private firm to provide recycling collection service to all residential properties.
Cathi Lyman-Onkka
Saint Paul - Ramsey County Department of Public Health
Environmental Health Section
cathi.lyman-onkka@no.address
Phone: 651-773-4449 Fax: 651-773-4454


-----Original Message-----
From: Heidi Feldman [mailto:hfeldman@no.address]
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 4:42 PM
To: Reindl, John; greenyes@no.address
Subject: RE: [greenyes] Re: New York City recommits to recycling!

Is that true...NY is the ONLY city to provide full curbside to all
households? I know many cities do...maybe they mean even multi-family?

Heidi Feldman
Public Education Coordinator
Monterey Regional Waste Management District
Tel.: 831/384-5313 FAX: 831/384-3567

-----Original Message-----
From: Reindl, John [mailto:Reindl@no.address]
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 2:22 PM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] Re: New York City recommits to recycling!

Thought you all might like to see this view about recycling in New York
City
from the UK:

According to the article "High Diversion -- is it Achievable?", found in
the
July-August 2004 issue of Waste Management World (the journal of the
International Solid Waste Association), "New York is the only US city to
provide a full kerbside recycling service to all its households... It
thus
provides an important benchmark against which to assess the recycling
performance of other large metropolitan conurbations."

John Reindl
Dane County, WI

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sharon_Gates@no.address [mailto:Sharon_Gates@no.address]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 3:59 PM
> To: greenyes@no.address
> Subject: Re: [greenyes] Re: New York City recommits to recycling!
>
>
> It will be interesting to see how the national media's
> coverage of NYC's
> return to recycling compares to their coverage of NYC abandonment of
> recycling.
>
> Sharon Gates
> Recycling Specialist
> City of Long Beach, California
> 562/570-4694
>









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