How important is recycling to you?

Follow-up: Recycling bins are leaving Big Sky Town Center Oct. 1. Who should be responsible for ensuring Big Sky residents can recycle?

 

Amy_Gale
Amy Gale, Big Sky, Mont.
Operations, Big Sky Sotheby’s International Realty

“Recycling is super important to me. It’s something we should do for our environment, for our kids. I recycle at home, I recycle here [at work]. It’s a daily thing for me.”

Follow-up: “It’s usually the city that would take responsibility for it, but we’re unincorporated. I’m grateful Town Center has done it for so long, but we need to come together as a community and make an effort. Maybe it’s not one spot, maybe it’s a couple so the burden doesn’t fall on one group.”

 
 

Steve_Noland
Steve Noland, Anaconda, Mont.
Owner, C and S Jewelry Design Studio

“We try to recycle everything we can, even our jewelry. It’s pretty important – the world is already covered in plastic.”

Follow-up: “There’s got to be a community leader of some sort. That’s who would be responsible. I would have a local vote and see what they want to do. If it was a larger community, it would probably be mandatory.”

 
 

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Richard and Cherie Crain, Helena, Mont.
Richard: Pastor, North Hills Missionary Baptist Church; Cherie: retired

Cherie: “I like recycling because it cuts down on waste, product containers, oil, tires, whatever, rather than going to landfills and polluting our oceans. Also, recycling can be used in other products: jewelry, clothing, materials for building, automobiles, and, as Seinfeld would say, “Yada, yada, yada.”

Follow-up – Richard: “The first thing I’d think of would be the local government.” (Upon being told Big Sky is unincorporated): “So you would be in a county. Out of curiosity, there [are] no city fathers here at all? I feel whatever the nearest to a government entity [would be responsible]. Recycling needs to be at the local level.”