Recycling bottles is not noisy — Zozobra is
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