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[GreenYes] Re: Single stream without glass

Justin is basically correct about Portland, but it is not just Portland
that keeps glass separate. We have a variety of collection programs in
Oregon - some using roll carts, some using bins, a few still collecting
each materials separately, but most commingling the materials.
However, every residential curbside program in Oregon that I am aware
of keeps glass separate from the other material. Most have separate
bins on their trucks for glass, but a few run a separate truck out to
collect glass and sometimes paint and batteries too. Only a few small
cities (including Newberg and Grants Pass) have dropped glass from
curbside, but these cities all provide depots for collecting glass.
Used oil is also collected in almost all Oregon curbside programs, and
is also kept separate from the other materials since it cannot be
commingled with the others.

Peter Spendelow
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Justin Stockdale wrote:
> We moved to a single stream no glass system 3-4 years ago here in Santa Fe.
> However, we continue to collect glass at the curb as a second bin. Some call
> this modified single stream. This practice is fairly rare, but I think Metro
> in Portland operates this way as well. Unless you are automated at the curb,
> we have found the only real additional cost is the second bin.
> This was originally a true single stream system...and we were, and remain,
> convinced that if we completely dropped glass entirely we would find
> customers hiding glass under the single stream leaving us with the
> contamination problem we were trying to avoid in the first place!
> Feel free to contact me for more info.
> Justin Stockdale
> Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station
> Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency
> 149 Wildlife Way
> Santa Fe, NM 87506
> 505-424-1850 ext 110 / 505-780-0628 cell
> Save Your Local Landfill...Recycle
> -----Original Message-----
> From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf
> Of pdunn@no.address
> Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 2:22 PM
> To: GreenYes
> Subject: [GreenYes] Single stream without glass
> The Las Vegas metro area is considering going to single stream and
> dropping glass collection. Omaha recently did this, and they are
> looking for other communities. If you have single stream collection
> and have eliminated glass from that collection, they would like you to
> contact them--
> Michele Voelkening
> michele@no.address
> 702 222-2362 office
> 702 610-4064 cell

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