Recyclers seek 'good, common sense' for bin

Dear editor,

The Crown Garden Club truly appreciates the response to the paper recycling bin (behind the One-Stop Center, Bell at Main).

Since we started last year in August, we have recycled over 16 tons and have recycled over 20 tons altogether.

While we are happy so many people in Rockdale want to do something about the buildup in our landfills, I have to offer some guidelines for recycling.

The bin is for paper and paper products only. We have fished a television and a twin-size mattress out of the bin.

These are the things we could see and reach. I hope nothing more offensive, such as garbage, was placed inside.

When the bin is full, do not place your paper on the sides, on top, under or at the ends. That is not recycling, it is leaving trash to blow all over town.

The count y has been k ind enough to let us place our bin on their parking lot. I am sure it does not appreciate the eyesore it becomes with paper and boxes of paper stacked all around.

I call for a pick-up as soon as I see the bin 3/4 full. These past two weeks their truck has been out of commission and they were unable to get here with another bin.

If the problem continues, and we as a town cannot properly recycle our paper goods, the club will have to have it removed.

I am counting on your community pride, and good common sense, to help us take a simple step toward going green in Rockdale.

Carolyn Burford Vice-president Crown Garden Club

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