San Francisco Just May Be Able To Donate Recycling Bins

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Houston, we have done


part to get this city off its non-recycling ass.

We wrote this morning about how a group of San Franciscans wanted to donate recycling bins to the city, but they were getting absolutely no reponse from Houston officials.

About an hour after the item went up on the Web, the Progressive Reading Series got an e-mail from Marilyn Leday, recycling division manager for Houston.

She said she'd "like to discuss" the idea of donating 200 recycling bins to Houston, which we guess means action will be taken immediately, if not sooner. (Or maybe not.)

Stephen Elliott, the founder of the reading series, is hopeful:

Initially she wanted to wait a week or two, but I told her the event is in two weeks so I need confirmation really soon. We also talked about getting larger bins for a pilot single stream recycling program. Houston needs 4,300 bins to try out the program and those bins are $60 a piece. The current bins are only $6.25. If we could get corporate sponsorship we could probably fund the bins needed for the pilot program. But I'd also be happy just to get 200 more 18 gallon bins out in Houston.

Thanks, San Francisco. If we can ever return the favor by shipping some of our pollution your way, we'll be glad to do it.

-- Richard Connelly

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