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Dear PoP – Metro recycling, fact or myth?

by Prince Of Petworth April 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm 11 Comments

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“Dear PoP,

I get off at L’Enfant Plaza every morning for work. Two mornings in a row I have watched metro employees take the newspaper recycling bins and dump them in the trash bins. Does anyone know if this a problem at other metro stations?”

I’ve always been skeptical of some recycling efforts ever since I saw a whole floor of recycling (at a previous place of employment) get thrown into a trash can. With Metro I think it is even more difficult because, for some reason, I’ve seen folks throw garbage in the recycling bin. So does that destroy the whole recycling effort of that particular bin (if trash is co-mingled?).

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