Flawed recycle collection program

Published: Monday, Mar. 24, 2014 - 2:03 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Re "Don't Mess with Sacramento's trash collection" (Editorial, March 24): The recycling snafu in Sacramento's trash collection was predictable. Biweekly collection tonnage of recyclable materials is down 16 percent. The city staff suggests it's because the recession caused residents to buy fewer recyclable products. What sophistry of reason did they use to reach that conclusion?

Consistently, my household has three times more recyclable materials than common garbage. Can anyone imagine what happens when the recycling can is full? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that recyclables are now going into the can with common garbage.

As for having another recycling can, I don't have room in my yard now for three cans, much less a fourth for which the city would charge another $1.50 a month.

The Sacramento trash collection program needs to be re-thought.

-- Robert N. Austin, Sacramento

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