Recyclying is Good When Correctly Done

I received a reminder from the automatic, fantasticmatic, awesomematic notification system the city offers to those who sign up for it… the email notification system to let us know when announcement are made.  Directly from the city:

La Vergne accepts paper for recycling

Just a quick note to remind La Vergne residents that the city accepts paper products such as scrap paper, junk mail, phone books, shredded paper, magazines, non-corragated boxes and more at their locations at City Hall and the Library.

Please don’t throw garbage into these bins. SP Recycling takes the products and recycles them.

“Rather than throwing away junk mail, paper and the like, we ask that the citizens help recycle them,” said City of La Vergne Marketing and Program Coordiantor Angie Mayes. “There is a big problem in town with the number of phone books we receive each year. Rather than throwing them away (which will go to the almost-full landfill), we ask that people take them to our recycling bins to dispose of them.”

For more information, contact Mayes at 287-8690.

So kudos for recycling done correctly.

Jeers, however, to those who don’t do it correctly.  WSMV reported last night that a company on Nu View Drive was operating without a business license in an area zoned I-1 (or no outside trash).  Here’s more from Channel 4,

“My main concern is they will close up and leave this mess behind; that’s my biggest concern, other than that it’s a little unsightly,” said neighbor Joe Eccles.

The glass has started to spill over onto the property next door. Neighbors were concerned Monday that there could be some type of hazardous material spewing into the neighborhood. That’s why the Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency was called to the scene.

Unsightly indeed.

4 comments for “Recyclying is Good When Correctly Done

  1. Cee Dee
    September 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Is this a friend of someone's??? Operating without a license in La Vergne?

  2. September 22, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I'm glad to hear of the paper recycling. But wouldn't it make more sense to address the issue of receiving phone books when they are not wanted? Surely those companies can be told to STOP distributing them, and move to an opt-IN system where they are distributed when REQUESTED? Or at least force them to make it easy to opt OUT. Anyone with internet has no need for those bulky books.

    This reminds me of when I tried to cancel my home phone and TDS went round and round with me, trying to entice me to continue as a customer – you are offering an antiquated service that is no longer needed! Accept reality and pack it up!!!

  3. Sarah N
    September 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    One of those phone books dented my mailbox a couple of years ago. I think they are a menace! Especially when some people stubbornly refuse to pick them up and just leave them at the curb to rot.

  4. September 23, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I think the county was addressing an anti-litter law that included things being dropped off like newspapers and phone books. Don't know what happened to the talks, but it's something to look into. We'd have to let those companies know not to throw them in our yards — not sure how to do that with phone books.

    And yes, the company we use for recycling is legitimate. They are SP Recycling and are located off Industrial Blvd.

    According to our tax department, they are not required to have a biz license becuase they are considered manufacturing.

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