Commentary: Let's chip in to keep recycling service viable for Camp Verde

Chip in to help keep recycling programs available in Camp Verde. (VVN/Bill Helm)

Chip in to help keep recycling programs available in Camp Verde. (VVN/Bill Helm)

Don't you like being able to take your recycle materials to the bins at Bashas or by the high school? Yes, Well so do I.

Sedona recycles does a good job of keeping the bins from overflowing and keeping the area clean around them. This is a good service for the residents of Camp Verde.

And yet Sedona Recycles Company is struggling financially, mainly due to the fact that the price of recycled metal had dropped precipitously and yet they still have the same overhead costs associated with picking up bins and sorting through all the material.

I was recently in a meeting with Mayor German, Robin Whatley, Russ Martin and the Sedona Recycles executives exploring ways to increase funding for their business and one of my ideas was to put a "donate" box by the bins so people who used and valued their service could leave a donation.

They said it had been tried in Sedona and the response was disheartening. I said why not try it here and see if Camp Verde people are more committed to the recycling movement than our neighbors.

Now I see that there is a donate box by the bins so I encourage everybody to chip in a little bit. Let's all do our part.

Bruce George is the vice mayor Camp Verde

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