PatB, you don't have to "know" what plastic products are by type...examine the bottom of each container, look for the triangle and read the number in the triangle...viola...easy as that.
Also, less trips to the landfill for the garbage trucks equals fuel savngs and less wear and tear on the trucks.
Finally....I think this is a great idea!
As to costs - a lot cheaper in the longrun than setting up another landfill.Plus, a lot of folks that don't recycle now will because of the ease.
And, no I'm not a "tree hugger".
PatB, here is a chart with the different types of plastics.http://earth911.com/wp-content/upload...
Only plastics 1 and 2 (water and Coke bottles, shampoo bottles, laundry detergent, milk jugs, etc) are currently recycled here in Victoria. Adding #3-7 would mean that every type of recyclable plastic would be accepted.
So many people ask me about glass recycling! I am excited at the opportunity for this to become a reality.
woofwoof: The city told me that the cost of this program will be much less than the monthly charge for a second garbage can ($5/month).
Sounds like a wonderful idea!! Hope that we will be educated as to what the various classifications of glass and plastic are. I don't recycle palstic now so I have no idea waht class 1-7 means! I takethat back. I do take all of my plastic bags and wrappers to HEB. I also try to save all newsprint and catalogs for the Huvar St. center. Don't have much aluminum or metal but glass is a biggie with us.Pat Barnes
How much will it cost the homeowner?