Letters to the Editor

There aren’t enough recycling stations in SLO County

Workers sort through the various recyclables on a conveyer belt and drop them down shoots into the large item-specific bins below them at the North County recycling facility in Templeton.
Workers sort through the various recyclables on a conveyer belt and drop them down shoots into the large item-specific bins below them at the North County recycling facility in Templeton. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

There is a California law requiring stores to charge a recycling fee cost, and there is also a requirement in that law to provide adequate, accessible recycling stations throughout the state.

The one closest to me is now in the parking lot behind Vons in Grover Beach.

The station in Oceano and the one up on Mesa View Drive and Halcyon, I’m told, are closed.

For the third time, I tried to recycle. Recently, one lone worker had a backup of about 45 minutes by the time I arrived to recycle $15 worth of cans. I distributed mine to people ahead of me and left. This is ridiculous.

Please contact all city, county and state councils and elected officials to find out what they are doing to rectify this problem.

Isn’t the point of all this to keep recyclables out of the landfills? Guess California cities, counties and state officials really don’t care about saving the planet — unless there is a photo op involved. Either the state does its job providing adequate recycling venues, or it needs to stop requiring grocery stores to charge for recycling.

One guy cannot serve the whole Five Cities area.

Pamela Mahony, Arroyo Grande

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