As many of you likely already know, the number of garbage bags you can put at the curb every week will change from three to two starting Oct. 10. City council approved this change, and two of us want to take the opportunity to tell you why it's the right thing to do.
Not a lot of thought goes into what happens when garbage is thrown out. It gets tossed into a bag, that bag gets tossed at the end of the driveway and it gets hauled away. But, of course, that garbage doesn't end its journey on a waste collection truck - it ends up in the landfill.
A plastic bottle that gets tossed into the garbage rather than the recycling bin takes at least 450 years to disintegrate. That's bad. But millions of bottles taking at least 450 years to disintegrate is traumatic to our environment, our community and our planet. read more >>