Wexler: Is Summit County committed to recycling or not? (letter) | SummitDaily.com

Wexler: Is Summit County committed to recycling or not? (letter)

If you search the phrase “vail resorts commitment to environment” you’ll get many hits, mostly to press releases in which Vail sings its own praises. This commitment doesn’t extend to making sure our landfills aren’t unnecessarily being filled with glass.

I’m a full time resident at Keystone, and suddenly the recycle bins in all condos say no glass. In the resort, there are still recycle cans that don’t ban glass, so I would take my glass there. But people who work here tell me they are being dumped into the trash — plastic and glass. They told me the blame goes to Waste Management, that they reject the glass.

So that’s the end of the story? Vail can’t do what’s required to recycle our glass. Will it cost something? Is that the reason? Despite record revenues, they can’t handle this? So pass it on to us. $100 bucks a year? I’ll pay it if Vail can’t afford it.

Virtually every bottle bought in our supermarkets and liquor stores is now going in the trash, and probably a lot of recyclables, too. Can someone with more clout than me ask Vail why they are increasing the load on our landfills?

Joel Wexler


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