Re­cy­cling ef­forts are dif­fi­cult

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

County trash and re­cy­cling does not ser­vice the part of La Plata where I re­side (Med­ford Court). Those in my small com­mu­nity (home own­ers and tax­pay­ers all) carry their trash to the Pis­gah Re­cy­cling Cen­ter, which re­quires that we sep­a­rate our trash ($2.50 per trash bag) from our “sin­gle stream” re­cy­clables (free).

Last week, when I brought in a small card­board box of re­cy­clables, the at­ten­dant told me to con­tact the Charles County land­fill, who would sup­ply me with a large, blue re­cy­cle bin. When I called the county, they told me that be­cause their trucks don’t pick up trash in my part of La Plata, they could not sup­ply me with a re­cy­cle bin. It seems to me that since the county re­quires us to re­cy­cle, they should be will­ing sup­ply us with the same con­tainer they sup­ply to the rest of La Plata, in the in­ter­est of en­cour­ag­ing re­cy­cling. Charles Cavella, La Plata

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