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Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Recycling Cart

My notice came last week that I am getting a new recycling "cart" that replaces my old hand carried bin.  I don't want a large cart.  I don't have room for a second trash can sized cart in my garage.  I don't want to make room for this monstrousity.  I called Waste Management to request to keep my old hand carried bin and they responded that they will no longer be emptying those bins into their trucks.  Waste Management will only be utilizing and emptying the larger carts.   So my response is that I will not be recycling.  It's less convenient.  The lady at Waste Management said that she has received other calls like mine. I've put a call into my favorite city councilman to complain.   Judge me if you want but I don't think I'm the only one in town that will be recycling less.

Question: Do you want a new recycling "cart" to replace the blue bin you carry to the sidewalk? Will you be recycling less as a result of the new recycling cart?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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