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Recycle center not a dump

Dear Editor:When did the Aspen recycle center become part of the city dump?I haven’t seen any signs urging us to leave toxic paint buckets or wooden fences anywhere around the recycle containers. The signs I have seen (in two languages) are pretty clear. Yet I still find paper and plastic grocery bags in the glass bin, newspaper and styrofoam in the cardboard bin and magazines in the newspaper bin. Go ahead and take an extra few minutes to dispose of your trash properly. It’s not that difficult to break down boxes or to put only recyclable materials into the proper bins. Do these simple things and leave the recycle center feeling really good for doing your part. I think we are pretty fortunate we have the opportunity to recycle some of our trash here. Let’s not blow it.Dirk DetweilerAspen