Even though the recycling program has been reinstated in Auburn, anyone who thinks the city can save money by eliminating curbside recycling should think again. Every pound of trash a community sends to a landfill costs that community a tipping fee. I would like to know if the city council calculated what the cost would be for taxpayers to pay that fee for the poundage the city has been recycling. I strongly doubt most citizens would go out of their way to drop off their recycling at the designated locations. At least 90 percent of what is currently being recycled would go right back into the trash can.
If the program is ever halted in the future, it would be difficult to get citizens to break the habit of throwing their recycling into the trash.
Recycling saves money as well as the environment.
Dyanne Smith, Auburn