Erie County recycling cut in half

PERKINS TWP. It's been months coming, but Thursday marked the official closing of nearly half of the
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

PERKINS TWP.

It's been months coming, but Thursday marked the official closing of nearly half of the drop-off recycling bins in Erie County.

Eight drop-off recycling bins will remain open leading into 2010, and Erie County's solid waste district will continue to fund just seven of these. The eighth bin, in Vermilion Township, will be funded by the township's tax dollars.

Comments

SamAdams

Recycling is a good thing to do. Recycling saves money for manufacturers, so it ought to MAKE money for collectors. Right? And in many places, it does. So why is Erie (and Huron?) County still working a taxpayer-funded system?

Somebody should offer pick-ups at no charge, and then be allowed to keep every nickel of profit from the alumninum, steel, cardboard, whatever. I know there are progams elsewhere that are run successfully. Why isn't Erie County looking at those to see how it can be done RIGHT instead of crying over insufficient tax dollars and wishing it could be done inefficiently and expensively?

(Some years ago when I lived in New England, there was a MASSIVE recycling center not far from where I lived. You did have to drop your things off, but it was in ZERO danger of being shut down or even scaled down. They took appliances and such year 'round, too.)

glass

The recycling bin is still open on First Street. I used it today.

hancrack me up

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Joker

The recycling bin on First Street more often appeared to be a garbage dump for the trashy people living near there than a recycling center.

demodude

they are cutting recycling, but just gained a ton of income from taking trash from huron county
Go figure