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County commissioners want recycling in post offices returned to normal

Bill Wallace, Tom Long, Gary Lindstrom

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Board of County Commissioners is sending out the following letter to every U.S. Postal Service administrator it can find.

Let us get straight to the point. What the heck is going on with the recycling regulations in Summit County post offices?

For at least the past five years, we have had a very successful working relationship between our recycling project and the post office. Within the past month, the U.S. Postal Service district manager has done everything in her power to totally upset that program. We ask why?

The people in Summit County have always supported recycling in the county, with recycling in the post office as a very highly used and successful program.

Where there used to be 12 bins in each post office with three-days-a-week pickup, the district manager has mandated no more than three with daily pickup. The recycling staff simply does not have the manpower to support this change without seriously affecting their other programs.

It’s almost as if the district manager is trying to place restrictions on the program to force it to fail. We can’t believe that the recycling program in Summit County – or anywhere in the United States where the majority of the people do not have home delivery and pick their mail up daily from the post office – can have that much impact on the nationwide bulk mail revenues of the U.S. Postal Service.

We urge you to use common sense and allow the Summit Recycling Project to return to the system that has worked so well over the years.


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