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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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