There was a letter to the editor last week in the Times that I want to take issue with. The writer suggested that the blue recycling bin should only be picked up every other week and that the gray bin should be picked up every week. His reason? He had far more garbage and trash than he could manage and wanted to use the blue bin as an additional trash collector.
If anything, it should be the other way around. If the city wants to encourage recycling, then pick up the gray bin every other week and pick up the blue bin all of the time.
I spoke with a lady who said that her gray bin is always half or less full and that the recycling bin is always full. Same at my house. It's how you recycle and recycle correctly. Check out El Paso Recycles and read each page. Note that you can recycle glass now as well.
I'm probably preaching to the choir. However, pass the word on. It's not that hard for people to get educated. And, by the way, start a compost pile and compost all of that vegetable and fruit waste rather than throwing it away. (Never copost meats.) Learn more by just googling "How to Compost". Your yard and garden will thank you.