Seeing the recent article and editorial about recycling in Ada County, we wanted to offer a suggestion. The blue bins need to be picked up weekly, not every two weeks. We could easily have a full bin each week, and put in extra effort to flatten and prod as much into our blue bin as possible. We have at least as much recycling as trash, but when the bin is full to the brim and there are still five days before pickup, it is tempting to put otherwise recyclables into the trash bin.
Instead we’ve made our own trips to the recycling center, but not everyone will do that. Maybe weekly pickups would be an incentive for people to recycle a larger quantity and keep it out of the landfill. Recycling is the right thing to do. Let’s find a way to do better. Emptying the blue bins weekly would be a good start.
John and Nancy Briggs, Boise