Sorting out the pros and cons of recycling
May 12, 2007By Larry Carson Larry Carson,Sun reporter
“We want to go out and see what kind of receptacle p mulberry bags eople would like,” said County Executive Ken Ulman. “This will provide an incentive for people to recycle more.” Officials said the carts’ wheels eliminate the need for residents to lift heavy bundles, and lids prevent blowing bags and paper.
Ulman has proposed a pilot project to make the carts available to 5,000 residents in the Elkridge area.
Montgomery County already uses the wheeled containers for collecting paper only. “We’re capturing an awful lot of [paper] now,” O’Donnell said. “It makes recycling paper as easy as throwing it in the trash.”
At the Recycle America plant at the end of narrow Kit Kat Road, trash trucks disgorge their loads in huge piles, which front end loaders push onto the first of a series of belts and sorting de mulberry bags vices.
Workers wearing hard hats, heavy gloves, masks and brightly colored safety vests move at a fast pace, grabbing it mulberry bags ems that the machines miss.
Plastic grocery bags h mulberry bags olding bottles and cans must be ripped open by hand, and stray bags and pizza boxes winnowed out. Those grocery bags sometime snag the equipment, said Bob McCrann, the plant’s operations manager.