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Today I had a rep from Royal carting come in to renew my dumpster agreement which I must have by law in Beacon. In conversation he said a few things I did not know. 1) Trash from beacon does not go to a landfill, it is incenderated. 2) Beacon has seen a 30% increase in recyclables due to the new bins. The reason for the new bins is that all recycle now goes to Hudson Baylor, which does not require seperated recycle. Which the old county plant does.

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Comment by Anna West on February 23, 2013 at 9:04am

Here is info on "our" incinerator.

We have compost guidelines, I helped write them.   Unfortunately, a couple people just throw out their garbage and call it compost. That is not compost.   I have had one for 8 years here and no rats.    I only throw out ONE bag of 14 gallon trash bag a week because of all the vegetable stuff not in the garbage. Just not throwing out coffee grounds helps. That you can just toss in the yard, under a tree,


Comment by K9 on February 23, 2013 at 7:13am

Question//concern about "composting" ...Wouldn't that have to have some kind of guidelines as well? Especially when neighbors are in close proximity of one another? When I was a kid, we had a neighbor who "composted" his food garbage...then we had a rat problem

Comment by Joan Martorano on February 23, 2013 at 7:01am

Anyone know where the incinerator located?

Comment by Anna West on February 22, 2013 at 8:40pm

Let me clarify what you have written. It is fabulous that 30% is going into recycling.  Yes, the new recycling containers do not require separating our various recycling--it is called" Single Stream". 30% how wonderful, but I also think we can do even better.

My hope is that is new contracts with Royal (or another contractor) will be year to year (instead of 5 years) and that it is by weight of garbage.  That more of us start composting, citywide???? or in small clubs, gardens. So that we reduce even more the percentage going into the terrible, very unhealthy incinderator.


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