You have asked me so many times when we will be getting the automated recycling with the rolling bin, like our trash containers. I spoke to Marilyn Leday, who has been the right hand of Ed Chin for many years. They are the ones at the city that we worked with when recycling started. She told me that the neighborhoods are chosen because they can be added with the greatest efficiency – either because they are next to another neighborhood that is receiving automated recycling or because it’s the right size to be added to a route, or some other circumstance really out of our hands. However, it is my belief that if we had a greater percentage of people recycling regularly, we would be in a better position to ask the city to consider us. Think about it, if we have more recycling and more households participating, we would be a more efficient neighborhood to add to the list.
Please, also, fold, cut up or in some way flatten your cardboard when you put it out. It’s really hard for those guys to deal with whole boxes – especially when there is stuff inside. Also, remember that if you need another green bin, you may call 311 and request one. And, if you need any info, I will be glad to do research if I don’t know the answer.
Also, you might watch out at HEB and at Lowe’s for “Houston Mulch” which is processed at Living Earth and comes from our tree waste here in Houston!! Let me know if you buy some – give me a report to put in the next article!