Recycling in Grand County isn’t that difficult
December 27, 2007
To the Editor:
I would like to express my opinion on the recycling issue in our county.
I have been a resident for over 20 years now. When I first moved to Granby, the recycle center in Winter Park was the only location. I gladly saved my stuff to take there when needed. It wasn’t really that far to go. I also realized I really didn’t have that much trash by doing so.
When the center opened in Granby, it made my drive easier. Now that the center in Winter Park is gone, all I hear is how much of a pain it is to drive to Granby. Hey people, I tried. Why don’t you?
Also, if the present system is having a hard time making ends meet, maybe we, as taxpayers, need to help. The county just spent millions trying to fix a landfill that is being filled up at an incredible rate, and we sit here and bitch about how hard this is to do.
Here are two solutions:
1. Instead of funding a new irrigation system for a “public” golf course, I would rather fund a recycle center.
2. If 60 percent (don’t quote me on this number, you wrote the article) of our homes are second homes, and the landfill is filled with 52 percent construction debris, let’s make the developers recycle their materials.
I know this can be done because Mitch Martinski and Mark Hanna of CPR Construction do it. They should be praised for their efforts.
If the developers don’t like it, let them go elsewhere to make their millions.
I have been building a house this summer and I did my best to take as little to the landfill as possible. It can be done. It takes just a small amount of effort.