Recycle, Don't Trash

RECEIVED Mon., Sept. 13, 2004

   I was having a meal at Hilbert's hamburger place this afternoon (Sept. 9), when a fellow came in with a bunch of new Chronicles for the Chronicle stand. He picked up the old Chronicles from the stand (there were a good dozen of them), and dumped them into the Hilbert's trash can, without so much as a "how do you do." What about recycling, not to mention whether arrangements had been made with Hilbert's to use their trash can for your trash? (According to someone who worked there, such arrangements had not been made.)
   In any case, if all the Chronicles at establishments get dumped into the establishments' trash cans, that's a lot of newspaper not getting recycled. Just wanted to bring this up. Thanks.
Fred Taylor
   [Circulation Director Dan Hardick responds: It is absolutely not our policy to throw unused papers in the trash. Drivers are very explicitly instructed to bring the papers back to our warehouse and put them in our recycling Dumpster.]
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