It has been over three months since the Terra Firma Recycling center has closed and I am wondering how many cubic yards of recycles have been dumped in the City of Trinidad landfill?
We were probably spoiled by the many years that Terra Firma accepted our recycles at absolutely no cost to us, and for their contribution for all of those years, we owe them a huge debt of gratitude, THANK YOU to all who made that possible!
When it was not economically feasible for them to continue, Future Generations Recycling stepped in with a program that picks up your recycles when you subscribe to their service and some have stepped up to the plate no matter the personal cost.
This brings me to the point for this letter. I believe that if our city and county can offer support to the many varied organizations that ask for help, it should be able to work with people like Future Generations Recycling to make it easier and also affordable for anyone who wants to recycle.
Support can come from subsides from our marijuana tax revenues (of which many organizations benefit from) and also from offering in kind services to help facilitate our recycling efforts.
When we recycle it benefits our future generations and it will also extend the life of our landfill, so that we will not have to pay extraordinary costs to have our refuse shipped somewhere else.
It is time to get this accomplished.