D4 News

Hello friends, 


I would like to remind everyone that I will be hosting two recycling events this Saturday aimed at reducing contamination in our city's recycling stream.  The first event will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., in the Deer Run neighborhood at Ada Graham Johnson Park. The second event will be from noon until 1:00 p.m., in the Waterford Homes neighborhood at Crystal Heights North Park (adjacent to SW 10th Street).  Representatives from the City's recycling department and Waste Management will be present to explain the "do's and don'ts" of our new DFB Recycling: Version 2.0 Program.

You may be asking, "Why is he hosting these events?"  Under our current contract with Waste Management, the city pays a "contamination fee" for improperly recycled products above 18% of the material collected.  That 18% cap increases to 26% shortly.  Six months thereafter, there will be no cap.  Considering the City's current contamination rate is close to 40% that means you as the taxpayer will be paying more for recycling.  Public education events like these are intended to assist residents to recycle properly.  Just because something may be recyclable doesn't necessarily mean it can be recycled.

For all of your recycling do's and don'ts visit: http://DFB.City/Recycling

I encourage you to join me this Saturday morning to learn more.  Light refreshments will be served.  I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.


Todd Drosky

Commissioner


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