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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

She wants to know where the recycling bins are

A new resident emailed me asking about recycling bins: "Where I come from in NY recycling bins are everywhere and they are strikingly absent in the Grove. I end up taking home my recyclables when  I'm in town, and know many Grovites who do the same. I'd love to find out who we can contact to try to get bins placed in town, or if this has already been tried and referenced somewhere on your blog."

It is somewhere on the blog. Here, from a story in September 2010.

These "Big Bellies" were part of a City of Miami pilot program, but it went nowhere. These containers were on Grand and Mary for a day, I'm not sure why it went nowhere, but in a way, I can't help think that the whole purpose was about selling advertising on the sides, more than recycling trash because that is how it was presented to me at the time. Recycling never seemed to be the number one issue with these, all the talk was about the advertising.


It seems that the BID voted them down at the time after the one day trial.

From the 2010 article: "You can't see here, but on the side of the Big Bellies is advertising. The BID will be in control of that and only local ads would be used on the sides, no ads from outside the area. And the BID's thought process is to use it as we want to use the chalk boards -- to promote Village events. It seems that the chalk boards never took off either.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We tried recycling; blue bins are in numerous places. The problem? People kept throwing their trash in the recycle bins (when they weren't just throwing it on the ground). Total disregard for the environment.

January 21, 2015 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're gonna blame it on "the people"? It works everywhere where the system is in place by the proper authorities. Here, we just don't have it for the same reason we don't have a theater or a trolley: $$$. Don't make any doe for the City Hall Piranhas.

January 21, 2015 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City Hall made people throw trash in the recycle bins? The properly marked, very obviously for recycling bins?

January 21, 2015 5:24 PM  

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