We moved to Vail from California, where we recycled about 90 percent of our weekly refuse. We have found it very difficult to recycle here in Vail. We have a large trash can that is emptied weekly by our waste management company. We were given a small open bin for our recyclables, which are only picked up every other week. There is not sufficient capacity in the recycling bin, especially without weekly service. We end up putting much of our recyclables in the trash can because there is no easy alternative. Perhaps the waste management companies could provide larger recycling bins and more frequent collection! Mandating recycling will not work if the companies don’t provide the needed services.
Alice Mozley and John Warren