Yesterday I received what I was told was a recycle container. What I found was a bright red container with no markings other than the logo of the collecting company.

To the Editor:

Yesterday I received what I was told was a recycle container. What I found was a bright red container with no markings other than the logo of the collecting company.

In my mind and in general public acceptance, red is intended for hazardous materials. Recycling is universally blue, with green also accepted.

In addition, all recycle containers usually contain the triangular logo of recycling. I object to the use of red for the purpose of recycling. Furthermore, as this is a much larger container than we have had in the past, it will have to remain outside my garage creating an objectionable visual blob in my landscape.

Blue, green or muted grey would be acceptable and blend with the landscape, but the red stands out like a sore thumb.

It is quite possible that, in the future, someone will mistakenly take the container as a disposal for hazardous material creating a situation where someone may be hurt. From a safety standpoint, the use of red should be restricted only to the use of hazardous materials.

Keith Thompson

Worthington