Resident complains about Windsor recycling container

Published 9:40 am Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The recycling bin at Windsor Middle School is overflowing. -- SUBMITTED

WINDSOR—Windsor resident Joseph Roebuck isn’t so sure that the recycling bin at Windsor Middle School does much to promote recycling.

Roebuck, who lives about a half-mile from the site, at times has been forced to take his recyclables back home because the Dumpster was too full.

“It fills up quickly and is overflowing often,” he said. “I don’t know how often they pick it up.”

Isle of Wight County oversees the recycling program, and the bin at Windsor Middle School is the only one not located at a county dumpsite, said Isle of Wight spokesman Don Robertson.

“That site pre-dates our convenience centers,” Robertson said. “It’s been on site for quite a long time.”

He said the bins are emptied as needed. Someone from one of the various sites will call the county, and the bins will be emptied. Since the bin at the middle school is not a dumpsite, he wasn’t sure who would call to have it emptied.

Robertson said the containers were segmented to separate recyclable items, but now materials are mixed together in each container.

“I would really like to see them empty it more often to help encourage more people to recycle,” Roebuck said.