I would like to respond to Herbert Love's letter to the editor dated Sept. 17 regarding recycling at the new location at 72 Adams St. operated by Karl's Hauling.
First, recycling is a small task that we are all able to do and one that will have a huge direct impact on our planet. I appreciate Mr. Love wanting to dump his recyclables into one container and I share that concern with him. The easier it is for people to recycle, the more likely they will do it.
I believe the city of Tiffin and Karl's are working on a future curbside option that will allow you to do just that. The current facility is a stop-gap measure that is designed to allow people to recycle a larger number of items and educate people on the process. Under the old system, many people dropped off items that weren't cleaned or weren't recyclable. These items contaminated and lowered the value of the entire container.
My experience at Karl's was a very good one. I was able to drive though, there was an attendant there to help me sort my materials, and he even helped me identify the items that did not meet the guidelines. In other words, the recycling process at Karl's was quick, clean and efficient.
While it is nice if you can presort the items at home and have room for multiple containers, it isn't necessary to do this before you recycle at Karl's. If you had a large number of unsorted items, you could simply park next to the building (instead of driving through) and not block traffic for other customers.
I feel the city of Tiffin is lucky to have a partner such as Karl's Hauling to help us become more environmentally conscious and to make recycling more convenient for this community.