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It is good to see Twin Enviro takeing recycling to the community. It will be nice to have more recycling options which should eleviate some of the Safeway issues.
I only hope there good effort is better then what Ive seen at Safeway. There is simply not enough bins for the recycling being dropped off there and the maintenace after removal looks to be nonexistent (left over trash and such) right next to Fish Creek and within seconds of the Yampa.
The one at Safeway should be moved to the otherside of the parking lot by Conoco.
That manager is a hard working good man to weed out all those plastic bags.
From what I have seen and have always been told is that every recycling bin and facility have posted info and sometimes pictures of what is to be recycled. Plastic bags of any sort are not allowed and can cause the entire recycling bin to be tossed into the landfill. We are sopposed to dump out the recycling and then dispose of the plastic bag seperately either recycled at a store or unfortunately in the land fill (I guess one could also drop them off at dog poop bag stands on the core trail or other areas).
The cardboard issue I believe came from cardboard being thrown into the multi recycle bins that strictly say no cardboard. Some would just leave it laying out on the ground like trash so seperate bins were brought in. You are right that they are to small and heavy for just cardboard. A fifth wheel is not a bad idea as long as there is some sort of closure on top.
The recycling bin at gondola square has 100's of trash bags with recycling material in them.
Unless there is some new sorting machine that can catch and pull out plastic bags, it just makes no sense.
In order to weed out all those bags would be a very tough task and not cost effective.
It would make more sense for every bin and faciity to have a seperate cotainer for plastic bags like there is for corrugated cardboard.
I also have a problem with facilities charging unless that facility picks it up for you. Especialy if one has to drive out to the Milner landfill. The days of getting cash for tin cans and glass bottles have slowly dissapeared but charging someone to recycle, I think will backfire and cause more people to just toss it in with the rest of the trash.
Americans are all about fast and convenient. Recycling facilities have come a long way by offering more convenient ways for the public to recycle by allowing people to combine most everything into one bin. Charging a fee now to do this IMO is not convenient and moving backwards.
This is great effort but is still behind the times and now may cause more waste into our landfills.
The recycling at safeway is full the day it is put out. It's quite obvious that many business's are taking large quantities there especially cardboard and it is filling up within hours. Now that waste management is charging for drop off recycling this will only cause more of a mess at the green machines and more waste in the landfills. I understand charging for a pick up service like our trash but charging the community to drop off recycling in now 2014 is going backwards and will only create more waste. I had the chance this yr to use the recycling at the ski area and just dont understand why Stmbt has some of the worst recycling guidelines around.
Most of the recycling I saw was already in plastic trash bags and then tossed into the recycling bin. From what I have known for years is that plastic bags (gocery bags, garbage bags, etc.) are not to be put into the recycling yet people keep doing it. The ski area is by far the worst I have seen. The recycling bin under gondola square is full of them. Plastic bags can be taken to most grocery stores for recycling. Recycling material must be loose when put into recycling containers and not in a garbage bag and then thrown in. That is not recycling, that is now trash.
Will always miss haveing it a block away from home in OC.
Yay for Cheleas, although I am not excited about your new location. There are few great functions held there because of the large banquet rooms but most locals cant stand the Gand Plummet due to how it originated and built through ASC and how they treated Stmbt.
I will be courious to see how the rent will reflect the prices. Hope it doesnt become an expensive special occasion kind of place. Cant get enough of those tasty egg rolls and dan dan noodles..
It does suprise me that the USSA is dropping funding in an event that we medaled in 4 yrs ago.
We have also done quite well in the national and world events where the European and Japanese have dominated since forever. Now that the Americans are showing great promise they loose funding....Pretty Crappy!!!
We need to do better in the jumping field. That is what hurt us at Sochi. We jumped great in Vancouver giving us a great start for the sprint.
Poor jumping in Sochi put us to far back in the sprint line up against great sprinters.
Almost imposible to come back from that distance.
We have a world known jump hill in our back yard so jumping should be our stong suit but we seem to struggle there.
Great effort for all of them. Nordic Combined is one of the most difficult and grueling winter events. Hope to see most of them back in Soul. :~)
We had one. From what I understand they couldnt afford rent in central park and closed down. There is a small one in Craig.
Something like a Panera would probably do quite well here with Stmbts demographics although the building may be to big..
When natural gocers was put here I always thought that it should have been a whole foods instead. It is a much better style store for a town like this. I would rather see that then any other box chain store and the building is to small for most others.
Maybe it should stay vacant for a while so a real plan can be put into place that fits the demographics of Stmbt.
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