August 20, 2006

Automated garbage pickup increases recycling

There's at least one positive to Moline's new automated garbage collection; it's prompting more residents to take advantage of the city's two recycling centers.

As a piece in the D/A notes, recycling has increased by 13 tons, from 74 tons in June of last year to 87 tons the same month this year.

In July 2005, Moline residents recycled 64 tons of glass, paper and plastic. Last month, City Carton hauled away 82 tons. The figures for July of both years indicates an even larger increase of 18 tons.

Will Moline ever join other cities who offer curb-side recycling? It doesn't appear likely any time soon.
The city has looked at the cost of curbside recycling, and Mr. House is currently looking at the cost again, but the city has no immediate plans to make the switch.

Mr. House said he feels that through the city and the county waste management agency, residents currently are provided with a very high-quality recycling program.

If you live in Moline, do you recycle? Would you like to see curb-side recycling instituted?

If you don't live in Moline, how does your town handle recycling and how do you like it?


At 8/20/2006 6:19 AM, Blogger Dave Barrett said...

ID, are you calling for curb-side recycling in Moline? When Moline is reducing services and doing less and less you want them to suddenly about-face and start taking on more? Talk about tilting at windmills! I love it! After we get curb-side recycling our next campaign could be getting Moline to set up a free medical clinic for the increasing number of residents without health insurance! It could be open 24/7 and emphasize preventative care to take the burden off of emergency rooms.

At 8/20/2006 11:47 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I'm not"calling" for anything, but I do think curb-side recycling would be a step in the right direction.

Admittedly, though Moline tax rates are through the roof, they've shown that their priorities have been elsewhere.

But perhaps if the city government ever is able to manage things responsibly, there might be a time to go that route.

At 8/21/2006 6:56 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

The Moline Mayor and Council are just doing whatever the staff want without question now that the voice of reason is no longer serving our interests (Moline needs you Pat O'Brien)! The current group of elected officials at City Hall seem afraid to question anything even if it doesn't make sense and they spend, spend, spend our tax money.

Further proof of the inept group governing us is the last printed quote of the Mayor when he said, "...I'm confused...". Well I am still confused about how Welvert was ever elected in the first place when we had a much better choice for mayor on the ballot last year.

Pat O'Brien was my choice for Mayor not the "confused" Welvert guy....

At 8/23/2006 8:56 PM, Blogger Milton said...

As much money as these clowns spends on consultants. For the councils pet project.

All it would take for curbside recycling is hiring a City Carton or Waste Management to start a curbside pick up program. Something both companies do for municipalities. Everything else is in place.


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