Letter: City should require apartments to provide recycling

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I wish Asheville would make providing recycling for renters mandatory. Confining it to this millennium, I have been a renter in New York, Maryland and Florida. They all had recycle bins near the dumpsters. I didn’t think to ask about recycling when I was looking at apartments here; it would have been like asking if there was trash service.

When I called the office after moving in to ask where the recycling area was, I was told they didn’t recycle and to just put it in the trash.

I bought a recycle bin and drive my recyclables to the transfer station when it is full. Not everyone can or will do this. My complex has over 300 units; there are several other complexes nearby with more planned. I live in South Asheville.

I’m sure many of the thousands of renters who do not now recycle would if it were convenient.

— Lynda Cozart


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5 thoughts on “Letter: City should require apartments to provide recycling

  1. cecil bothwell

    We’re working on this. It is the next step in the City’s single-stream recycling program. We’ve just extended it to Asheville Housing Authority sites, and you should see it at all multi-family facilities in the not distant future.

  2. Deplorable Infidel

    Also, need to get places like Golds Gym to recycle as 99% of their trash is paper and plastic and they don’t recycle at all …can you believe it ?

  3. Deplorable Infidel

    Cecil, maybe CITY can keep the $4.2 MILLION theft of taxpayer money from going to the AUTONOMOUS Housing Authority and use it to facilitate better recycling …

    WHY does the AUTONOMOUS Housing Authority, which has ZERO oversight from CITY, always want to STEAL MORE TAXPAYER MONEY , MILLION$$$, every time they want it ? ? ? They are already FEDERALLY FUNDED and claim TOTAL AUTONOMY! WHY must we tolerate this THEFT by city COUNCIL ?

  4. Deplorable Infidel

    notice how Cecil nor Gordon will not be answering the above question …

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