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Name not shown inside Decatur February 23, 2021, 8:42 AM

Store 1 Publix
Store 2 Target
Store 3 Wal-Mart
Would you like to see these stores in downtown Decatur? No

Name not shown inside Decatur January 2, 2021, 11:57 AM

Store 1 Home Depot
Store 2 Jo-Ann Fabrics
Store 3 Target
Would you like to see these stores in downtown Decatur? No

Eston Melton inside Decatur January 2, 2021, 11:52 AM

What outlet do you prefer to receive general information from the city (website, Decatur Focus newsletter, The Decatur Minute blog, Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor)? Email
When an emergency occurs, do you seek out information from the City of Decatur? Yes
What outlets do you use to find the latest emergency updates from the city (website, The Decatur Minute blog, Facebook, Twitter, Smart911, NextDoor)? Do you have one outlet you prefer? Website

Name not available inside Decatur November 30, 2020, 1:05 PM

How is your waste and recycling currently collected? (if other, please describe) Collected by the City of Decatur from multi-family residence
In addition to the sanitation services offered by the City of Decatur or a private hauler, do you do any of the following? (check all that apply) Self-haul materials to a recycling facility, Other - compost at home
Before setting items in your recycling bin, do you consult recycling guidelines to make sure those items are accepted? Yes
Has your recycling (single-stream or glass) ever been rejected? No
Which of the following materials do you believe makes up the highest percentage (by volume) of your single-stream recycling? (if other, please describe) Cardboard (pizza boxes, cereal boxes, etc.)
If hard-to-recycle plastics are removed from curbside collection service, which of the following would you be willing to do? (check all that apply) Self-haul materials to drop-off location in the City of Decatur, Self-haul materials to drop-off location in DeKalb Co., Self-haul materials to drop-off location outside DeKalb Co.
Over the past few years, the City of Decatur has offered specialized recycling events for electronics (and styrofoam) and shredded paper. Have you ever brought materials to one of these events? No
If City waste collection must be adjusted, which of the following options would you support? (check all that apply) Separate material streams (paper/cardboard, tin/aluminum, plastic) into curbside collection bins, Frequent drop-off events for accepted materials
Do you have any questions or concerns about the City’s recycling program? While I'm happy to do additional sorting and self-haul materials, I know many Decatur residents who already throw away recyclables rather than deal with confirming they're accepted and preparing them for curbside pickup, so I'd be concerned that any change that makes recycling more complicated or difficult would reduce participation.
Do you have any ideas about how to improve the City’s recycling program? Stickers or magnets for quick-reference recycling guidelines to put on bins and dumpsters. Would it be possible to partner with CHaRM to divert materials that aren't accepted or easily processed/sold (e.g., plastic film and #3-7)? I'd love to see support for local/community composting. While city-run curbside compost pickup would be amazing, I realize it's probably not feasible, but in other places I've lived, there were designated collection points or open bins at community gardens to deposit food scraps and other compostable material that wasn't suitable for yard waste pickup. If something like this exists anywhere in Decatur, I haven't been able to find out about it.

Name not available inside Decatur November 30, 2020, 11:22 AM

How is your waste and recycling currently collected? (if other, please describe) Collected by the City of Decatur from single-family residence
In addition to the sanitation services offered by the City of Decatur or a private hauler, do you do any of the following? (check all that apply) Self-haul materials to a recycling facility
Before setting items in your recycling bin, do you consult recycling guidelines to make sure those items are accepted? No
Has your recycling (single-stream or glass) ever been rejected? No
Which of the following materials do you believe makes up the highest percentage (by volume) of your single-stream recycling? (if other, please describe) Plastic jugs and bottles
If hard-to-recycle plastics are removed from curbside collection service, which of the following would you be willing to do? (check all that apply) Self-haul materials to drop-off location in the City of Decatur, Self-haul materials to drop-off location in DeKalb Co.
Over the past few years, the City of Decatur has offered specialized recycling events for electronics (and styrofoam) and shredded paper. Have you ever brought materials to one of these events? Yes
If City waste collection must be adjusted, which of the following options would you support? (check all that apply) Separate material streams (paper/cardboard, tin/aluminum, plastic) into curbside collection bins

Name not shown inside Decatur November 29, 2020, 7:40 PM

How is your waste and recycling currently collected? (if other, please describe) Collected by the City of Decatur from single-family residence
In addition to the sanitation services offered by the City of Decatur or a private hauler, do you do any of the following? (check all that apply) Neither
Before setting items in your recycling bin, do you consult recycling guidelines to make sure those items are accepted? Yes
Has your recycling (single-stream or glass) ever been rejected? No
Which of the following materials do you believe makes up the highest percentage (by volume) of your single-stream recycling? (if other, please describe) Plastic containers
If hard-to-recycle plastics are removed from curbside collection service, which of the following would you be willing to do? (check all that apply) Self-haul materials to drop-off location in the City of Decatur
Over the past few years, the City of Decatur has offered specialized recycling events for electronics (and styrofoam) and shredded paper. Have you ever brought materials to one of these events? Yes
If City waste collection must be adjusted, which of the following options would you support? (check all that apply) Separate material streams (paper/cardboard, tin/aluminum, plastic) into curbside collection bins, Frequent drop-off events for accepted materials
Do you have any questions or concerns about the City’s recycling program? Thank You.
Do you have any ideas about how to improve the City’s recycling program? We are very thankful to be able to continue the program as is.

Name not available inside Decatur November 29, 2020, 5:15 PM

How is your waste and recycling currently collected? (if other, please describe) Collected by the City of Decatur from single-family residence
In addition to the sanitation services offered by the City of Decatur or a private hauler, do you do any of the following? (check all that apply) Other - Compost.com
Before setting items in your recycling bin, do you consult recycling guidelines to make sure those items are accepted? Yes
Has your recycling (single-stream or glass) ever been rejected? No
Which of the following materials do you believe makes up the highest percentage (by volume) of your single-stream recycling? (if other, please describe) Plastic containers
If hard-to-recycle plastics are removed from curbside collection service, which of the following would you be willing to do? (check all that apply) Self-haul materials to drop-off location in the City of Decatur
Over the past few years, the City of Decatur has offered specialized recycling events for electronics (and styrofoam) and shredded paper. Have you ever brought materials to one of these events? Yes
If City waste collection must be adjusted, which of the following options would you support? (check all that apply) Frequent drop-off events for accepted materials, Other - Styafoam

Name not shown inside Decatur November 29, 2020, 12:28 PM

How is your waste and recycling currently collected? (if other, please describe) Collected by the City of Decatur from single-family residence
In addition to the sanitation services offered by the City of Decatur or a private hauler, do you do any of the following? (check all that apply) Neither
Before setting items in your recycling bin, do you consult recycling guidelines to make sure those items are accepted? No
Has your recycling (single-stream or glass) ever been rejected? No
Which of the following materials do you believe makes up the highest percentage (by volume) of your single-stream recycling? (if other, please describe) Cardboard (pizza boxes, cereal boxes, etc.)
If hard-to-recycle plastics are removed from curbside collection service, which of the following would you be willing to do? (check all that apply) Self-haul materials to drop-off location in the City of Decatur
Over the past few years, the City of Decatur has offered specialized recycling events for electronics (and styrofoam) and shredded paper. Have you ever brought materials to one of these events? Yes
If City waste collection must be adjusted, which of the following options would you support? (check all that apply) Separate material streams (paper/cardboard, tin/aluminum, plastic) into curbside collection bins, Frequent drop-off events for accepted materials
Do you have any questions or concerns about the City’s recycling program? yes, I don't know what plastics can or are recycled
Do you have any ideas about how to improve the City’s recycling program? more frequent recycling events for electronic, styrofoam, shredding. The ones in the past have always had very long lines and high demand. If these were every few weeks that would be better. or a permanent drop off location.

Name not shown inside Decatur November 28, 2020, 11:30 PM

How is your waste and recycling currently collected? (if other, please describe) Collected by the City of Decatur from single-family residence
In addition to the sanitation services offered by the City of Decatur or a private hauler, do you do any of the following? (check all that apply) Self-haul materials to a recycling facility
Before setting items in your recycling bin, do you consult recycling guidelines to make sure those items are accepted? Yes
Has your recycling (single-stream or glass) ever been rejected? No
Which of the following materials do you believe makes up the highest percentage (by volume) of your single-stream recycling? (if other, please describe) Cardboard (pizza boxes, cereal boxes, etc.)
If hard-to-recycle plastics are removed from curbside collection service, which of the following would you be willing to do? (check all that apply) Self-haul materials to drop-off location in the City of Decatur, Self-haul materials to drop-off location in DeKalb Co.
Over the past few years, the City of Decatur has offered specialized recycling events for electronics (and styrofoam) and shredded paper. Have you ever brought materials to one of these events? Yes
If City waste collection must be adjusted, which of the following options would you support? (check all that apply) Separate material streams (paper/cardboard, tin/aluminum, plastic) into curbside collection bins, Frequent drop-off events for accepted materials
Do you have any questions or concerns about the City’s recycling program? Would like to see as much as possible be recycled. Or at least avenues of ways to get them recycled. Would like an understanding of the difficultly of recycling all items. Would also like a up to date understanding of what can be recycled.
Do you have any ideas about how to improve the City’s recycling program? Be very explicit about what can be recycled. Publicly promote recycling. Let people know the impact of the recycling on the trash stream and other positive benefits.

Name not available inside Decatur November 28, 2020, 11:30 PM

How is your waste and recycling currently collected? (if other, please describe) Collected by the City of Decatur from single-family residence
In addition to the sanitation services offered by the City of Decatur or a private hauler, do you do any of the following? (check all that apply) Neither
Before setting items in your recycling bin, do you consult recycling guidelines to make sure those items are accepted? Yes
Has your recycling (single-stream or glass) ever been rejected? No
Which of the following materials do you believe makes up the highest percentage (by volume) of your single-stream recycling? (if other, please describe) Cardboard (pizza boxes, cereal boxes, etc.)
If hard-to-recycle plastics are removed from curbside collection service, which of the following would you be willing to do? (check all that apply) Self-haul materials to drop-off location in the City of Decatur
Over the past few years, the City of Decatur has offered specialized recycling events for electronics (and styrofoam) and shredded paper. Have you ever brought materials to one of these events? Yes
If City waste collection must be adjusted, which of the following options would you support? (check all that apply) Separate material streams (paper/cardboard, tin/aluminum, plastic) into curbside collection bins, Frequent drop-off events for accepted materials
Do you have any ideas about how to improve the City’s recycling program? Better and more frequent communication about wha tia and is not accepted in recycling and about how contamination spoils the recycling process