Opinion

SLO County needs more recycling centers

Mike di Milo, with the Integrated Waste Management Authority, top left, and Bridgett Luther, the director of the state Department of Conservation, give a tour of the recycling processing center at the Cold Canyon Landfill in San Luis Obispo to 3rd graders from Bauer Speck Elementary School in 2007.
Mike di Milo, with the Integrated Waste Management Authority, top left, and Bridgett Luther, the director of the state Department of Conservation, give a tour of the recycling processing center at the Cold Canyon Landfill in San Luis Obispo to 3rd graders from Bauer Speck Elementary School in 2007. The Tribune

Have you recycled your water bottles lately? Where are the recycle stations?

Stores are charging 10 cents a bottle. I think it is their responsibility to take back the bottles when they are empty. What are we to do with all those bottles that fill up garages, trashcans and cars? There are no stations in Los Osos. This is a burden for those that are already struggling to make ends meet.

Is it fair to have to wait in line for two hours for someone with a truckload of bottles, when you have only a few? We need more recycling places and a rule that one person can only fill four containers at a time and then has to go back in line to give the others a chance.

Ybi Van Ekeren, Los Osos

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