- October 18, 2011 - 23:02
Now with this on the go and going well, LETS GET A COMPOST SYSTEM !!!!!!!
- John Smith
- October 18, 2011 - 17:52
The program is a great idea and I'm an active participant. As someone else alluded to earlier,the fact that you can't recycle glass jars and plastic bags etc is something that should be looked into and implemented in the near future. Plastic bags and general plastic waste is still a huge probelm worldwide.
- Jon Doe
- October 19, 2011 - 10:25
The government should follow the example set be Nain and Manitoba and focus on reducing the use of plastic shopping bags. http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/pollutionprevention/plastic_bags.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2009/07/24/nl-nain-bag-ban.html
- October 18, 2011 - 14:52
...no product should be allowed to be sold unless its packaging is recyclable or naturally decomposed. Government needs to accommodate the process. We should have curbside recycling in Paradise in another 20 or 30 years :(
- german townie
- October 18, 2011 - 13:51
It's about time St. John's started this program. Here in Germany everyone separates their garbage. As far as glass goes, in our town there are containers for glass coloured or plain which is picked up on a regular basis. Maybe Canadians should look across the pond for ideas.
- October 18, 2011 - 13:48
I would like to have the recyclables picked up every week with the rest of the garbage...It is so hard trying to find a place to store the bags for 2 weeks....space is an issue
- Wasting Glass
- October 18, 2011 - 11:59
Kudos to the program however since day one there has been one major flaw and that would be the lack of recycling of glass jars and other glass containers. Seeing how bulky they can be and the waste generated by this in relation to the ease of recycling, it is rather outragous that we still lack this part of the program based on what was initally termed as a "safety concern" by the union and didn't wanted their employees handling glass objects is a farce. I came from a small community in Nova Scotia who piloted a recycling program in the mid 90's and it has been active ever since not once rejecting recyclable items over "union issues" Again kudos to the city for the recycling program but time to take the upper hand over the unionized employees especially seeing the $30+ an hour they recevie for the same job that individiuals are forced to work for minmum wage at other private recycling facilities in the city,
- October 18, 2011 - 15:05
Please get your facts straight before you say the city workers are getting over $30 a hour.