Recyclers to get first word on new trash plan

Toledo residents who already recycle will get favored treatment when the city gears up its trash collection fee this month.

As soon as the recycling pledge cards can be printed, city refuse drivers will begin dropping blank cards in emptied recycling bins, Public Service Director Bill Franklin said yesterday.

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don't leave them at the curb for actual pickup. What about them? Or when you put them out, and they get taken from the curbside by a garbage picker? They just cannot regulate this, even if they spot check, as Brian S. said they'd do (compare volume on routes with pledge cards) who is to say that these people aren't doing their part in contributing to recycling?

Do hubby & I have to purchase them, and if so where??

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

We use plastic 30 gallon trash containers and slap a recycling sticker on the container and set out the morning of pick up.

...of rushing ahead and making a decision (voting on a trash tax) without thinking things through - like how it would be implemented. Reason enough, IMHO, NOT to have voted for the tax in the first place.

For questions about bi-weekly curbside recycling or to obtain recycling stickers, call the City of Toledo - Division of Solid Waste at 419-936-2489.

Got that from this page:

Yes, this was another case of ready, fire, aim.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

2 questions:

1. Where exactly can hubby & I purchase a recycle bin? Or can we buy a $5 trash can @ Dollar General and place Recycle Stickers on it?

2. Does the City have a similar law as the Village of Holland regarding picking through recycle bins (illegal)??

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

From the City's web site;

1. Recycling bin with 2 stickers.
2. Regular refuse can with 2 stickers (maximum capacity 34 gallons; with two handles; no attached lids).
3. Brown paper grocery bags for newspapers/magazines."

You gave me another source to look for cans, as ours is somewhere else after the high winds a week or two ago.

We use 34 gallon containers and slap the sticker on it.

I cannot find any municipal code related to theft of recyclables.

But I would suppose that if a person was to call the police and report the theft, after all if the items are on your property they are still yours till picked up, the police could charge the person.

"Residents are responsible for providing their own containers. Each container should have 2 stickers to make it clearly identifiable to the collection crews. Place one on the front and the other on the back. To obtain recycling stickers, please call the City of Toledo Division of Solid Waste at 419-936-CITY(2489)."

They dropped my "pledge" card in my empty bin yesterday. Thankfully it was wrapped in plastic or it would have been so much mush by the time I actually laid hands on it.
I noticed they didn't go for pre paid postage so not only are they ripping us twice for trash pick up but we have to pay for postage too.

...when the program first started. Nowadays, you buy your own and you can request stickers to put on the bins, but even without them, they'll pick up the recycling.

We don't have that much, so we have two of the smaller storage boxes with lids that we use...we don't have stickers on them, but they're different from our trash and we set them apart from the garbage cans. However, our neighbors use a large garbage can and they have a sticker.

I think the stickers are available from the city or Keep Toledo-Lucas County Beautiful.

Know where I can get the stickers?

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

The recycling is going about how I expected. Myself and one other were the only ones who put out containers in the 400 block of Chapin St. (near South and Broadway).

I used to put another, older person's recyling in with mine. I gave her one of my former recyling containers so she could take advantage of the reduced fee for recyling, and put hers out this week along with mine.

I use a 34 gallon container which was about 1/2 full. Another neighbor who I used to also include in my recyling didn't recycle this week (she hasn't sent in the card yet, though).

Now the recyling on my street has jumped from two containers to four (another guy across the street decided to recycle) out of 13 households. That is less than 33%.

It is probably a small number, but I bet I wasn't the only person helping someone older by including their recyling in with mine. There were probably a few hundred of us out of 100,000+ households. And now there are probably others who used to recycle with someone else, but are now discouraged by the new regulations.

Hopefully, the city will get it right, and eventually go to a "pay as you go" system where you pay for the garbage you put out on a "per bag" basis. I don't see this new system resulting in a decline of recyclables ending up in the landfill.

I recycle because I believe in it, but for most people a difference of two dollars isn't that much to make recycling worthwhile. That is less than a trip to McDonald's.

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