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LETTER: Grant County needs more recycling options

| February 5, 2024 9:26 AM

I have been a dedicated recycler since the early '80s but reluctantly had to give it up about two years ago. It broke my heart.

The interview with County Coordinator Joan Sieverkropp was interesting, but not at all encouraging for those of us trying to do our part to be good stewards of the earth. I would like to point out one error in the article, which implies that recycling in Grant County can be done at Lakeside Recycling. I live in the county and faithfully took all my recycling materials there, being careful to follow the rules of clean and accepted items, for years. Unfortunately, about two years ago, a sign was posted at the entrance that says "For Moses Lake city residents only.”

The other drop-offs don't accept many recyclable items, such as plastic bottles/containers. Our waste management company does not offer curbside pickup.

What a sad state of affairs it is that profit is more important than reducing landfills.

Our politicians need to legislate mandatory recycling that is enforceable.

Vaughn Blethen

Moses Lake