Would the J-W consider putting a newspaper recycling bin in their parking lot so there will be a bin downtown?
"We simply do not have room for an outside container or truck trailer, or for the temporary parking spaces that would be required to make a recycling bin conveniently accessible," said Ralph Gage, general manager of the Journal-World. "Exterior space limitations cause us to store our own waste indoors now, instead of using a truck trailer permanently on site as we did before our most recent building addition."
Bob Yoos, the city's solid waste manager, said city officials long had hoped to locate a recycling bin in the downtown area -- a prospect that has remained elusive.
"We need parking lots with a surplus of parking spaces, which is a luxury we have not found downtown," Yoos said.
Currently, the city has newspaper recycling boxes at the following locations:
- Alvin's IGA (behind the store), 901 Iowa.
- Hobby Lobby, 601 Kasold.
- Lonnie's Recycling, 501 Maple.
- Checkers Foods Store, 2300 La.
Wal-Mart's Community Recycling Center, 3300 Iowa, also accepts old newspapers for recycling.