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City's garbage contractor changes its name

Original post made on Nov 2, 2009

Foothill Disposal, Mountain View's garbage contractor since 1993, has changed its name to "Recology Mountain View," general manager Pamela Martello announced on Thursday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 2, 2009, 11:10 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by NeHi, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 2, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I didn't realize that garbage companies had marketing departments. With the new name, I'll be sure to recycle; oooh, I do now! Seems like the state passed a law about this several years ago so how are we going to change?? Youth wants to know!

I think Mtn. View does a good job of making recycling easy but I haven't found much info on the effectiveness of the recycling recently so I'm commenting on the name change and lack of info, not complaining.

Wonder what Ann Cozzolino would say about this??




Posted by Ed Perry, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 2, 2009 at 6:31 pm

I'd love to see a story about the dual-bin recycling carts. As far as I can tell, the blue-side (containers) and gray side (paper) get dumped together into the transport truck. If it is single-stream recycling, do we really need to separate paper, cans, and bottles? Can we use either side of the dual cart if one side is full?

When will Mountain View's contract with Recology come up for renewal, and will we possibly get the ability to recycle anything else?


Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 3, 2009 at 9:41 am

USA is a registered user.

Garbage man -> garbage collector -> sanitation engineer -> recologist.

Lordy, what's next from the PC world?

Oh well, if they can improve diversion, more power to them.


Posted by Recologer or Recologist?, a resident of another community
on Nov 3, 2009 at 10:15 am

Doesn't the new business name seem awfully close to reek-ology or rico-logy


Posted by Thom, a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 3, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Recology? Interesting someone would choose a word not recognized by any dictionary available. Makes you wonder about their decision makers.


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