Crowded Kent Recycling Center has waiting list
“Now, it seems to be constant. The parking lot's always full.”
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#1 Apr 25, 2008
is this recycling center part of the town of kent or not.there should be no charge to recycle.the town should expand the center,and encourage recycling,in the long run it's better for everyone.I live in lake carmel,I tried to get rid of an old tire I had laying around I was told they couldn't take it even if I paid the extra money,do they take any money or suport from the town of kent,If so how can they turn anyone away.we all pay taxes.Insane
#2 Apr 26, 2008
I couldn't agree more. Recycling should be made available to everyone in the county at no charge, as it's one of the most fundamental ways we can all do our part to conserve environmental resources, prevent added garbage to landfills, and avoid illegal dumping of refuse on town property. With the closure of the Carmel facility, residents-only recycling in other towns, and a wait list in Kent (on top of charges), residents of Kent and Carmel have literally no town options for recycling. It's an absolute disgrace that Putnam County makes it nearly impossible for residents to do the right thing by recycling.
#3 Apr 20, 2010
There is STILL NO Putnam County Recycle Center and this IS a disgrace! Is this County still run by those who would extract a fee for all "carting" and garbage collectors? Perhaps this is why there is no easy resident friendly recycling here.
#4 Aug 5, 2010
How can anyone complain about the fees charged by KRC? I am so proud of the accomplishments made by the volunteers who run this very successful service. I am a resident of Kent and gladly pay to take my bags of garbage there for $3.00 a bag. I save a lot by not having a regular garbage service. From its' inception the center has been independent and should remain that way. With the fees charged they have purchased land, had a road paved, built buildings, bought giant trash compactors, etc. The yearly membership fee pays for itself over and over. Because members recycle more than just trash, I have acquired a beautiful bed, carpet, vacuum cleaner, numerous VCR tapes, books, and items I will return once I use them at an upcoming wedding I am hosting at my home. I have also donated clothes and linens for the homeless,small appliances, books and more. The fee amounts to about $5.00 per month. If the city took over the recycle center, what amount of our monies would it take to run KRC? Volunteers would turn into paid employees; our taxes would be raised to pay for the service; and, I am sure to get rid of excess stuff, be it garbage or recyclables, it would end up costing a lot more than the yearly fee charged for the service. Thanks to all those so actively involved for the hard work put into making the KRC the success it is. I have been know to throw in a couple of extra bucks every now and then out of appreciation. It is not because I have excess to spend. I am unemployed at the moment and need this center. Can't afford to go to the movies, but can watch a movie on my used VCR tonight (both acquired at the center). Thanks again; and I will see you again next Saturday.
#5 Aug 5, 2010
Just to make things clear, I am using a friends computor and was upset when it said I was from Wayne, NJ. I am not. As stated in my comment, reside in Carmel.
#6 Jan 21, 2012
This recycling center is NOT supported with tax dollars.
It is strictly volunteer run and the dues and costs for trash supports the center.
Lake Carmel, a part of Kent, has a sanitation district that they pay for in their taxes. The remainder of Kent, either pays for private carting or can join the volunteer recycling center.
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