Jul 30, 2014

Should Arlington Require Covered Recycling Bins?

One resident wants the town to consider the move. What do you think? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Should Arlington Require Covered Recycling Bins?

A couple weeks ago, we asked you: Does Arlington have a littering problem?

And around that time, an Arlington resident, Alan Jones, sent a letter to the Board of Selectmen (below) asking them to consider requiring covered recycling bins in town.

So now we want to know: What do you think? Should Arlington require covered recycling bins? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Jones’ Jan. 31 letter, which was referred to the town’s Recycling Committee by the Board of Selectmen:

Dear Selectmen,

During your January 28, 2013 meeting, there was a lengthy discussion about the problem of trash in public places, and the expense of cleaning it up. This morning, our very windy trash collection day, the streets are strewn with paper and bottles from open recycling bins. Connecting the dots, I suggest that the Town consider requiring residents to contain recyclables in covered bins. Standardized bins could possibly be proved by the Town or by the trash hauler, which is common practice in some nearby towns and cities.

Thank you for your consideration,

Alan H. Jones

Don’t miss updates from Patch!