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RE: [greenyes] Separate bins for curbside collection of paper
I would suggest that this question be passed on to a MRF or paper
company...I wonder if they would rather have wet newspapers or newspapers in
plastic bags


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Patricia Franklin
Executive Director
PLEASE NOTE NEW MAILING ADDRESS FOR CRI
Container Recycling Institute
1601 North Kent Street, Suite 803
Arlington, VA 22209-2105
TEL: 703.276.9800
FAX: 703.276.9587
EMAIL: pfranklin@no.address
http://www.container-recycling.org
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-----Original Message-----
From: Kendall Christiansen [mailto:KChristiansen@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 10:10 AM
To: Pat Franklin; cforrester@no.address; greenyes@no.address
Subject: RE: [greenyes] Separate bins for curbside collection of paper


Paper bags (not generally used in NYC markets) always concerned problematic
because of deterioration in wet weather....NYC permits used of either bins
or clear plastic bags (which is what I use -- probably avg 15 lbs per
30-gallon bag), but space for bins is problematic in many areas/types of
housing, even in row-house areas....

Kendall Christiansen
Vice-chair, NYC Citywide Recycling Advisory Board

-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Franklin [mailto:pfranklin@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 10:02 AM
To: cforrester@no.address; greenyes@no.address
Subject: RE: [greenyes] Separate bins for curbside collection of paper

Why not encourage residents to put their papers in a paper grocery bag?  The
fit perfectly.  The grocery bag doesn't seem to contaminate the newspaper
and other paper.  The newspapers don't blow away.  You don't need another
bin because you can store the paper bags filled with papers in the bin
(that's what we do.)



-----Original Message-----
From: cforrester@no.address [mailto:cforrester@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 10:01 AM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] Separate bins for curbside collection of paper


Hi-
I was wondering if anyone had experiences with collecting paper products in
a separate bin (not with containers) curbside.

* Do the bins become too heavy for the collectors to pick up?
* Has a separate bin increased paper recycling in your community?
* Have residents expressed space constraints in their home/yard with regards
to having to store an extra bin?

Any information you may have would be helpful.

Thank you-

Courtney Forrester

Solid Waste Manager
Newton Department of Public Works
617/796.1012

http://www.ci.newton.ma.us/dpw/recycling










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