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Old 09-09-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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Looks like we'll eventually have three carts to deal with:

Green garbage collection carts in S.A.'s future
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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That's cool. So long as there aren't two on the same day - I nearly kill myself wearing heels and going down our steep driveway hauling those things! My husband does it most the time but every once in a while I have to and I'm always afraid I'm going to go arse over teakettle!
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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Hmmm...going to have to pay attention to how to avoid getting one delivered, since we compost, but that's a great plan. What will they do with it?
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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i'm intrigued. i would like to compost myself, but we don't really have a need for the product. a green pick up would be rather nice. looking forward to taking out that black bin less and less each month
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I'm liking this idea,..I heard that we would have to take out both the blue and the green container on the same day,...and if you compost,..you can opt-out from the program,..of course with some paper work singing I'm sure,...
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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I'm all for it. I hate putting grass clipings and brush in the landfill. It would be great to have a city compoat heap. As long as they give it back to the residents when ready. You can go to the brush site and get mulch. Last time I got mulch it was free. Maybe now we can go get some free compost for the garden.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:37 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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.....it'll be interesting to see what the cost is going to be - or doesn't that matter?
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:46 AM
 
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The cart better be small enough to store in my garage with minimal inconvenience... otherwise, the city will find the green bin inside the blue bin for a "return-to-sender" curb-side service the very next week :-)

Also, how do we contain our green kitchen waste, like veggie scraps or breads or whatever? I know plastic bags don't compost, so how about paper? Or that corn-based plastic that is supposed to decompose, like the SunChips commercial?

Lots of questions here, willing to participate, but reticent...
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:50 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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I dont get it. Why does this stuff have to be separated? Also, if we are paying for trash collection, why do we have to sort it for them?

I guess I am just ignorant to the whole process.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:14 AM
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I dont get it. Why does this stuff have to be separated? Also, if we are paying for trash collection, why do we have to sort it for them?

I guess I am just ignorant to the whole process.
The organic stuff won't be recycled, it'll be composted... allowed to decompose naturally and be turned into nutrients for the soil.

As for why it can't go with the recycling, think about the kinds of things that go into it. Lemon peels, apple cores and grass clippings would make a mess out of the cardboard boxes and office paper that go into the recycling bin.
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