Letter writer: City should offer curbside recycling to apartments, condos

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In response to a recent letter indicating that Asheville needs to walk its talk when it comes to recycling [“Asheville Should  ‘Walk the Walk’ With Bulk Recycling,” May 11, Xpress] I want to say that I emphatically agree!

There ought to be more than one recycling center to serve a city our size, but here’s another idea — how about extending city curbside recycling to the many apartments and condominium communities here in Asheville?

I recently moved from an apartment to a condo, and I continue to haul my recycling in the back of my small car to the only recycling center in Asheville (now at the other end of town for me). Asheville ought to address this long-standing problem.

Many in Asheville are renters or are living in condos and therefore do not have access to curbside recycling and would like to have such access. We want to recycle, but when it involves schlepping it to your car and then to a recycling center, it discourages a “green” lifestyle.

— Marie Stephens
Asheville

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7 thoughts on “Letter writer: City should offer curbside recycling to apartments, condos

  1. Couldn’t agree more , Marie. This city council is so busy passing meaningless proclamations and growing the budget without addressing basics that it is simply unbelievable. Condos don’t get a lower tax rate than homeowners. How in the world can not providing basic recycling service make any sense?

      • I know that’s not going to happen. I do think it might be possible for the keystone council to put all their heads together and have apt/condo recycling picked up. How hard could that be?

  2. Yep

    City Council would rather STEAL taxpayer money to GIVE to the federally FUNDED housing authority, the biggest bloated blight on
    the entire city…yep, $4.2 MILLION in FREE MONEY for their ghetto creation project …

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