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Letter to the Editor: Per the recycling OpEd last week

Posted 9/12/18

Thank you for bringing this issue to the attention of the city again. I wish you every success in getting city council to pay attention. I have worked on the issue of the trash haulers from the …

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Letter to the Editor: Per the recycling OpEd last week

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In response to the OpEd last week about recycling, thank you for bringing this issue to the attention of the city again. I wish you every success in getting city council to pay attention. I have worked on the issue of the trash haulers from the perspective of clean air since 2010 and have spoken at Arvada City Council meetings three times. I don't get eye rolls, but almost. I also volunteered on the sustainability committee for a brief time and found that clean air is not a priority-development and business interests are.

I lived in Boulder in the 1970's and the city used Western Disposal. They still do. One company picks up all trash in Boulder and I assume picks up recycles, although I don't know that. I take my recyclables to the center on 54th street, but as you wrote, some people are not able to do that.

Because the city closed the facility on 64th and Old Wadsworth, there is no convenient place to recycle leaves and stems and I have to dump at least 30 bags of leaves every fall in the trash.

I tried to register for the speakuparvada site you mentioned and it did not recognize 80004 as a valid Arvada zip code!

Kathleen Flynn,
Arvada

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