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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:26 pm 
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Though the recycle trucks have continued the curbside pickup of bottles and jars its been many months since they have gotten "recycled", rather they been going into the landfill. After accumulating a mountain of bottles Fowler decided not, for whatever reason, to use them in road base and stopped receiving them.

According to Office of Sustainability Terry Timme the Town decided to continue their contract with SW Solid Waste Authority (SWSWA) to collect them, until the July 1,2016 contract expiration and look for some alternative which would keep the bottles out of the landfill which would then extend the life of the landfill. The Town considered trucking the glass to Phoenix, Arizona for at least $43,000.00 a year after a projected sale price to the recycler.

So why don't we just crush it here? Aside from the fact that there is nobody here who would put it to use we would still need to truck it somewhere else or dump into the landfill and commercial glass crushers cost between $100,000 to $250,000 plus another employee to operate the machine. For somebody here with deep pockets (or a group) a solar kiln and glass works could be a viable business but there are none.

In a best case scenario the OoS estimates that to collect the bottles for a local kiln and production business the cost to the Town would be $27,00.00 a year which would need to be charged to the private business.

Start now to place your bottles and jars in the garbage and save the recycle drivers and sorters a lot of time and effort.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:47 am 
As a relative new comer, I am loathe to offer opinons to people who know much more than I. One of the many things which generates pride in my new home town is the fact that glass and other things are recycled which ordinarily would be placed in the land fill. Under the new practice, bottles and other glass will go into the landfill anyway, so wouldn't it make sense to keep the glass segragated from othe materials, so that at some point in the future, glass could be economically "mined"? I apologize if I am commenting on something which has been debated already.


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Hapkido Class
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Tai Chi Chuan
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Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Pet Central Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Qi Gung for Health at the Lotus Center
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Pet Central Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Tai Chi Chuan
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Shop Small Saturday
Lighted Christmas Parade
Ecstatic Dance
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New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
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Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
Laughter Yoga at 1 p.m. at the Lotus Center
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Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
International Folk Dancing
Hapkido Class
Compassionate Friends Gathering
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
Creative Writing for Beginners-free workshop
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