This week we worked hard to gather information about the current recycling practices in downtown Windsor. We wanted to learn what is being done now so we know what we can propose to make it better. We attempted to contact the City of Windsor through email and phone to speak to someone about the current practices. Unfortunately no one has responded to our email yet, and when we called, we were put on hold for 20 minutes before we gave up. At this point, we are really disappointed in the response, or lack there of, from the city. We were hoping that they would want to help us, but from what we can tell right now, it seems like they are very unwilling to talk about this issue in the city. Are they ashamed of how it is right now, and feel uncomfortable talking about it? We feel like recycling is a very important issue that needs to be addressed. We do not understand how they can disregard the environment of our community. From our research and analysis of the downtown area, the city has only provided waste and recycling reciprocals on the main, and most populated streets. It seems as if they are trying to give off the impression that they have dealt with the issue, but from what we can see, they have only done a surface attempt. Yes, putting in more recycling and garbage bins may cost more money, but it also provides more jobs, makes our city streets more attractive, and ultimately brings more people into the downtown core.
Our next step is to visit the City of Windsor offices in person. We are hoping that they will not be able to ignore us if we are standing in front of them. With any luck, next week we will be able to post that we finally have a response from the City, and we will be able to move forward.