Thursday, September 29, 2011

City Of Milwaukee Expands Recycling, Simplifies Collection

Great news, as Milwaukee no longer requires separating paper, plastic and metal in recycling collection, and adds additional plastics and other items to the pickup.

The change is effective immediately. No new curbside cart is required.

Details here.

Hard not to notice that the City is going one way on environmental protection while the state is going in the opposite direction.

And that cities are good for the environment, from their density-induced transit to savings on water use (no big lots to sprinkle), and now to upgraded recycling saving land-fill space.

And remember when Walker wanted to end state support for recycling altogether, only to be overruled by legislators who got an earful from Mayors, citizens and recall-motivated voters?

A good outcome and getting better.


Anonymous said...

Moving forward in recycling without a Scooter!

Anonymous said...

Amen. This is the recycling that I envisioned as a high school student when Gaylord Nelson initiated "Earth Day" in 1970.


Anonymous said...

Be careful here. While single stream appears good on the surface, the co-mingling and crushing of things like glass can have unintended consequences. Someone should go ask DNR about all those large slag piles of "unrecyclable" recyclables that they recently allowed to be land filled at sorting centers all across the state.

Single sort is best for cutting man hours, not necessarily best for recyclables.

James Rowen said...

To Anon 11:11 p.m. I will ask. thanks.