I was pleased to find, in my Green Solutions tub last Wednesday, the list of what Monument Services would be picking up as part of the proposed recycling program, as it wasn’t long ago that Green Solutions was no longer able to accept those items. I have appreciated the fine recycling service Green Solutions has made available to us for some time now. However, I have the following concerns:
1. Is Monument going to actually sort those items?
2. If China will no longer take them, who will, and for how long?
3. Can Monument guarantee that the price will be stable for at least a period of, say, three years?
I am strongly in favor of recycling, but I believe that, in a democracy, very few things should be mandatory and this doesn’t fall into that category, especially when there is an extra charge for it. The saying used to be, “If not everyone wants it, nobody gets it.” The new version of that seems to be, “If not everybody wants it, you have to have it, anyway – and pay out of pocket for it.”
If it is possible to implement the proposed recycling system and let people choose if they want the service, by all means, let’s go with it. If not, please don’t force it on us.
I agree with another letter writer that it seems like the permanent residents of Moab are getting “short shrift” every time we turn around.
– Karla Hancock