Sound Off

Sound Off: Why doesn’t the Douglas County Fairgrounds recycle its cardboard boxes? There’s a trash bin full of them right now.

Eileen Horn, the city/county sustainability coordinator, said a recycling program for the extension office at the fairgrounds has been in place for two years. In addition, she said, an application has been submitted for a grant for recycling bins for the entire fairgrounds complex.


Steve Jacob 6 years, 2 months ago

With as many events that go on there, those cardboard bins will be filled with trash have the time.

Eugehne Normandin 6 years, 2 months ago

The time is 6:45 a.m. oh you probably meant half the time

LogicMan 6 years, 2 months ago

Do the Fairgrounds discard that many boxes, or is it the users of the fairgrounds?

ugottabekiddin 6 years, 2 months ago

You don't have to wait for a Grant to give you a bin. What a ridiculous and lazy excuse. Break down the cardboard till it folds into your vehicles and haul the stuff to the various locations in town. We do it at our workplace all the time.

concernedeudoravoter 6 years, 2 months ago

Activities at the fairgrounds are filled with complications. While the land is all owned by the County and ultimately decisions regarding its use are made by the County Commissioners, there is also the fairboard that governs the County Fair. The employees of the Extension Office, while they do work on the fairgrounds, they don't control and aren't responsible for all of the activities and/or waste. It sounds like the Extension Office is attempting to do the right thing here and get the necessary pieces in play to expand their use of recycling.

Bob Forer 6 years, 2 months ago

The recycling police are out in full force, I see. If people were concerned as much about other people as they were about cardboard, maybe we could end a war. Now that would be noble.

Centerville 6 years, 2 months ago

I've heard about trash vigilantes/obsessives but thought it was some crazy hyperbole of the vast-right-wing-conspiracy. Dittos to 'Seriously?'

DillonBarnes 6 years, 2 months ago

What!? Someone threw cardboard away!? Get a rope and find a tree!!!

How can you even know who put the cardboard there?

hs_reader 6 years, 2 months ago

I'm very much into recycling and sustainability and your post makes me laugh. Saying a study was done for someone implies bias to me. The Land Institute isn't exactly an unbiased source of funding, they already believe in climate change. What they are doing is at least partly because climate change will make current farming methods more expensive and difficult, including water scarcity. Of course why bother with what you are quoting when your post starts off with "If the city and the county would invest half as much as she has already been paid in developing the biomass and waste conversion concepts I'm proposing ". Laughable.

irvan moore 6 years, 2 months ago

how can we afford a sustainability director if we can't afford to recycle cardboard

repaste 6 years, 2 months ago

Wait, they are trying to close the recycling center, where will they take it? (For those who don't know Walmart takes what does not blow across the field to 12 & Haskel.)

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