German Village resident says recycling containers too big, unsightly
Complaints about the new recycling carts are growing louder in German Village.
Norman Hall, a member of the German Village Society board of trustees, lambasted the 64-gallon carts as unsightly and too big, and has urged the city of Columbus to come up with an alternative plan.
“I want to recycle and I will recycle,” he said. “We just need a smaller option. This 64-gallon (cart) just doesn’t work.”
Hall, who brought up his concerns at the monthly society meeting Monday, July 9, complained that there’s no room in his yard or other smaller properties for the blue carts, meaning they’ll be left on streets or sidewalks, or in driveways. He said he was relaying the grumblings of several of his neighbors, as well.
He said he has paid for recycling since Rumpke, the city’s waste hauler, offered curbside service. Now, that isn’t an option. German Village is part of the second phase of the citywide recycling effort. The city will begin bi-weekly collection recycling in German Village, as well as the South, Southeast and East sides, on July 31.