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February 28, 2023


Mark Lucchesi

Joe, so besides paying Recology each month we can sign up and pay another 15.00 to the new guys in town? What’s the advantage, or what’s the point? Mark


I think it rests on two principles. First, Ridwell takes things Recology doesn't. Second, you can be more assured the stuff actually gets recycled. If that makes you feel good it's also better than some idiot telling you to rewire your whole house and buy more expensive appliances and furnaces that don't work as well as your old stuff :-)

hollyroller@ gmail.com

Gentlemen. Gentlemen.
What's "The Back Story?"

Paloma Ave

Another company wanting to pick the pockets of local residents who have been convinced that THEY are destroying the planet?

hollyroller@ gmail.com

Hello "Hillsider."


Gents (if it's still OK to say that),

I'm not endorsing them or vilifying them. But if a B'game do-gooder want to pony up $180/yr to feel better about themselves, so be it. It ain't picking the pocket if you invite them into your wallet.

As I said above, there are plenty of enforced ordinances that aren't voluntary to complain about. Wait until I do the post about the Utter Nonsense being foisted on our small local merchants regarding becoming their own little recycling centers for bottles and cans. You won't believe it.

Cheryl Reiss

Hello Burlingame! I wanted to let you know that Ridwell has just expanded its pickup service to include previously unrecyclable packaging, like the bags your frozen berries and favorite almonds come in. As a family, we often buy bags of chips, nuts, granola bars and frozen food, and almost every single one of those wrappers ends up in the landfill, polluting our environment. Residents in the Bay Area trying to live more sustainably have been asking for a convenient solution for years. Ridwell, the service picking up reusable and hard-to-recycle items from homes in the Bay since 2022, has a first-of-its kind sustainability program in partnership with specialty recyclers who give the material a new life. So much of the food we enjoy is packaged in what’s called multi-layer plastic. Traditional curbside recycling programs won’t take it because it’s made up of several layers of plastic and other materials fused together. Think of the shiny inside of a chip bag, for example. Ridwell’s program empowers Burlingame’s residents to keep those items from ending up in the landfill. You can learn more at https://www.ridwell.com.


At the one year anniversary in B'game, Ridwell is getting some national press:


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