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TACOMA: Recycling food scraps goes too far

Letter by Russ W. Cornwell, Tacoma on April 16, 2012 at 11:26 am | 9 Comments »
April 16, 2012 2:00 pm

I was the recipient of one of the new food scrap recycle boxes this week. I am to put food scraps, including meat and veggies, in this thing. I am supposed to dump it in the yard recycle bin which is picked up and emptied every other week.

Besides the obvious foul odors that will be coming out of the bin, is this not a health issue? I would think that 2-week-old meat, covered with blue fuzz and starting to liquefy, is dangerous. Talk about a toxic brew.

The garbage pickup guys usually do a good job, but frequently a little trash is spilled on the curb or in the gutter. I am all for recycling, but this is a little over the top. I can’t wait to see how this plays out.

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