Dayton City taxpayers may fund Rock Tenn Recycle Program
At the April 2012 Dayton City council meeting, the council entertained the possibility of once again assisting a private company make a profit using city taxpayer funds. Representatives of Rock Tenn gave an almost 20 minute presentation that included a slide show that showed the council how they use their company to recycle garbage.
From the presentation, it appeared that Rock Tenn wants to get the city of Dayton to establish a mandate where the city would buy and furnish each residential property with a container that residents would have sitting beside their garbage cans. These representatives was very enthusiastic in explaining the “hows” and the “doings” of how they separate common trash from recyclable material, but failed to state how much taxpayer funds they wanted the city to provide.
Rock Tenn asserted that they do not want “food trash” in with the recycle containers and that two containers would be needed. One container would be for household garbage and the other for recyclable. However, “who” would pick up this trash and recyclable material appears to be dumped upon the city. According to this presentation, it appears that Rock Tenn would prefer that the city pick up their recycle containers as they pick up the regular trash on garbage collection day.
The best way to report this story is for you to listen to this presentation for yourself.