Sunday, December 20, 2009

Curby ain't as green as posed

So, glass is not recyclable by Metro standards and shouldn't be put into Metro recycling bins. But should Metro's Recycling program workers respond to customer mistakes by dumping the bottles from the recycling bins into the alley, especially when Metro garbage bins are sitting right next to the recycling bins?

Last week Curby workers reinforced my decision not to participate in Metro's recycling program because they dumped a bunch of bottles that my spouse washed and designated as recycling to the ground behind our house. It's not the first time Curby workers have littered the alley and I doubt it will be the last. At the same time they claim to be promoting deep green lifestyles, Metro Public Works is proving to be pale by illegally dumping trash.

Read more on Curby's checkered history in Salemtown here and here and here and here.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry, this made me laugh, b/c of our own experience along these lines. When we first moved into our house, we didn't realize glass wasn't picked up. We had had your normal "our first house!" celebrations, and the result was that on our first recycling day, Curby dumped beer bottles out all over our lawn - which stayed there all day as we were both out. Way for us to make a good first impression on the neighborhood!