Bleah! As I pick up glass shards from my driveway for the third time, I realize that when the recycling trucks lift my receptacle 10 feet into the air to dump into the truck, glass bottles can fall out and smash on the pavement. Should I be stashing all the glass into the very bottom of the can, or aiming for the middle, or what? We recycle loads of cardboard, plastic, newspaper, and glass every week ... it all goes into our can as we use it. But I'm tired of driving over broken wine bottles -- knowing that I'M the neighborhood wino ;-)
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Don't put it at the end of your driveway if possible, but that doesn't solve the main problem though. I would think the bottles being towards the middle would have less chance of falling out prematurely. You might also call the garbage company to tell them your driver is consistently breaking bottles in your driveway..
We always have lots of glass never had an issue.
Same here. I have the biggest can. I wonder is she does too.
I've had a few times that I had more garbage than the one can... but never ever had to pick up any recycling from the street. We try to recycle everything that we can, and it is all mixed. I don't pack it down or anything. Just throw as we go.
I have talked to Republic. We were missed one week early on in the conversion from the city. They took care of it. I think that they would want to know about your problem. I feel like I get better service from them than the city.
What size is your can, if you don't mind me asking. :)
Viola, we have lots of glass and have not had a problem at all with breakage. I've actually been pretty impressed with the service we've been getting from Republic. I'd definitely let them know.
Are you making sure the wheels of the can are toward the curb?
We have the 48-gallon can ... always face the wheels properly. The first bottle drop was cleaned up from the street by a thoughtful neighbor. Since then, two more casualties. I can't imagine what we or the driver should be doing differently, since the cans and machines are all identical. We do make sure not to have a bunch of round bottles on the very top of the load -- I can see how one might roll off as the can is being tilted overhead. Maybe we should ask for a bigger can.