James E. Schobel of Destin has more questions about Okaloosa County's decision to end recycling but still pick up recyclable materials.
Thank you for your recent article about the decision to send the contents of recycling containers to the landfill.
Was there any consideration given to why we should continue to segregate recyclables in those big bins if they are just going into the normal waste landfill? Why continue the special pickup of these “recyclables?” Why not cut back to the two trash pick-ups per week and save the money ... and energy?
More importantly, can’t the county set up a recycling center where people who want to recycle their plastic (milk jugs, straws, etc.), aluminum, newspaper, and glass can deliver these items? Surely there is a market for clean, non-segregated recyclables.
After all, we only have 12 years left.
James E. Schobel, Destin