I understand that Raven Recycling is not a charitable organization or a government agency. Rather, it is a business and businesses that cannot sustain themselves are not businesses for long.
However, having said that, I do feel sad and concerned that we are losing that particular business’s services. I have loved (and have oft been heard bragging to our southern relatives and friends) that here in our middle-of-nowhere little city we had such a good recycling and composting service that we could, even as a family of four, produce virtually no garbage. And we aren’t even what one would call “careful” consumers.
It was just so easy to recycle or compost all our waste that our garbage can was usually almost empty.
I am sorry that the service will be so drastically reduced just as we are getting so well trained to use it. I am concerned about the pressure this will put on our landfill with unnecessary waste. But I am quietly hopeful that some solution will present itself that will allow the continuation of the recycling program in some form.
If it cannot function as a viable business, then perhaps there can be a way that the government can take it over and keep it going. We are going to have to pay for it one way or another – either as landfill or as recycling costs. Personally, I’d be happy to see my tax dollars going to supporting the recycling rather than developing more landfill capacity.