The city of Lawton has gone back to the drawing board when it comes to our city’s efforts to recycle.  The big bins in the park are gone after they were repeatedly used as just a general dumping ground instead of a real way to offer recycling options to the public.

If you want a voice in the decision, you can answer the city’s short survey.  Click here to be taken directly to the survey.

While there are some issues with the survey (like asking questions to which we already have answers), there are some good options when it comes to what role the city should play in recycling:

  1. Would you recycle if the stuff was picked up curbside in an additional cart?
  2. Is your regular trash cart full for each of the two pickups each week?
  3. Could you give up one of the trash cans to recycling?

There are many other questions – and some of them are good – but the survey, itself, relies on both what we do and what we perceive we do.  The city should really start by asking the people who collect the trash every week.  Have them help analyze our current trash needs.  They can tell you if every house has both bins filled every pick up.  A customer will tell you of course I fill them both up – because they want to make sure they keep the two bins just in case they need them some day.

Yes, I’m a bit of a survey geek – but I give kudos to the city for not just ditching the project all together after we established ourselves as too immature to take care of the system they gave us.  They are coming back with additional options, and that has to be commended.

So, fill out the survey and help the city help us reduce the waste that goes to the landfill.