More to recycling than meets the eye
To the editor:
After reading “Lakeville district to recycle more” in the May 4 Sun Thisweek, I just wanted to make an added comment to the program that seems to be missing. As I do appreciate the exposure the article presents to the public there is so much more to this than meets the eye.
As the public relations manager for Dick’s Sanitation Inc., I felt it was important to mention our side of the story. Dick’s Sanitation Inc. has dedicated an entire separate route solely for the purpose of organics recycling. This includes a dedicated truck and driver, dumpsters, carts, signs and hours of support and education.
Our commitment to the school programs also includes reporting of volumes to substantiate their efforts. We have implemented organics programs in three school districts including Farmington, Prior Lake, Burnsville and soon to be Lakeville schools.
Our dedication to finding innovative solutions to our “throw away” society goes beyond trash, recycling and composting. This includes utilizing alternative energies to fuel our trucks – “CNG” condensed natural gas and our commitment to waste reduction through our increased recycling efforts.
Again, I just felt it was important to communicate our side of the story.
Public relations manager
Dick’s Sanitation Inc.