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Letter: Landfill issue


I read the Courier and the Prescott Valley Tribune, and I’m concerned about our landfills. It is my habit to recycle plastics, alluminum, and styrofoam. I appreciate that our Walmart in PV offers two bins at the entrances for soda cans and plastic bottles. I make weekly donations there.

Now, about newspapers, Safeways parking lot, bordering Big O Tire Company had a large bin for depositing papers and old phone books. When careless people started dumping garbage into the bin, that ended the convienent bin, and it was hauled away.

My next resource for disposal of papers was behind the Fry’s grocery store, and before shopping at the store, I would drive to the bin and drop off my outdated newspapers.

I’m 5-foot tall, and the slots on each side of the bin are out of reach for me, fortunately, the south end is low, open wide, easy to toss all my books, magazines and newspapers.

Imagine my surprise last week when I saw a queen-size mattress that some lazy idiot tossed into the bin. That sort of carelessness could probably result in the owner of the bin deciding to remove it for good.

To the mattress tosser, next to Red Barn on 2nd Street, there is a mattress store, with a mega-sized dumpster on the driveway for old mattresses. Paper recylcing bins are no place to dump off a mattress.

Rian O’Connor

Prescott Valley

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