Re­cy­cling bot­tles is not noisy — Zo­zo­bra is

Santa Fe New Mexican - - ANOTHER VIEW -

Icouldn’t dis­agree more with The New Mex­i­can ar­ti­cle con­cern­ing the city re­cy­cling cen­ter be­hind Fort Marcy Ball­park (“Re­cy­cling drop-off site spurs noise com­plaints,” Dec. 3). It ap­pears nearby neigh­bors are com­plain­ing about the noise of peo­ple re­cy­cling their glass refuse. Re­ally? Just how loud is glass break­ing in a bin?

The ac­tual dis­tance from a res­i­dence to the glass re­cy­clable bin, from my ob­ser­va­tion, is sev­eral hun­dred feet away. I think one would have to have su­per­hero hear­ing in or­der to hear the so-called clat­ter.

The ar­ti­cle gives the im­pres­sion that there’s a non­stop assem­bly line of peo­ple throw­ing their glass away.

That’s hardly the case. I live nearby and travel up and down Old Taos High­way (the clos­est road to the of­fend­ing site) sev­eral times a day. I’ve never heard the glass break­ing.

None of my neigh­bors has ex­pressed an­guish from the cen­ter; in fact, most of us re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the con­ve­nience of hav­ing it close to our homes.

If you want to com­plain about noise and dis­tur­bance to our neigh­bor­hood, you should talk about Zo­zo­bra.

Now that’s noise! Yet the City Coun­cil never touches that sub­ject. Will Wat­son

Santa Fe

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