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Recycle center: Why there?

Dear Editor:Why does the site of the recycle center remain in a growing residential area when there is the loud noise of clanking bottles and glass containers being dumped into the recycling bins and the sight and sound of huge trucks loading the full bins and returning them emptied to the disturbing sound of the beeping while backing up?Why is a “state-of-the-art” recycle center being designed when there is already curbside recycling available and being used?Why is the city and COWOP bent on spending an enormous amount on the present site, which is far too small to accomplish what they are trying to do using our tax dollars?I feel a new site is a must! The present recycle center is on a site that should be a continuance of the public park – open and beautiful. Does luxurious Obermeyer Place deserve being directly across from a recycle center? And do the longtime area residents deserve losing a view from a possible high roof over the recycle bins, which are already enclosed?At present, the recycle center appears to be a no-win situation. Maybe the city and COWOP should slow down and take into consideration what is best for the residents and the beautiful city of Aspen.Diana Van DeusenAspen


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