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RE: New recycling

From: Fotu, Rebecca L <rlfotu_at_(domain_name_was_removed)>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:39:21 -0800

Dear Ms. Rubin,

This question has come up a few times before. The carts are measured in accordance with the National ANSI Standard Z245 and the volume measurement of 21 gallons is on the lid. The ANSI test method is that the carts are placed in a tank and filled with water while the tank is also being filled (to prevent bulging) to get the actual liquid measurement. The measurement excludes the lid. To pass the test, the cart must meet the reported volume +/- 2%. The 21 gallon cart meets the standard and is a legitimate 21 gallon cart per the National ANSI Standard.

If the 20-gallon cart design is not working for you, there is a 32-gallon cart available with a 20-gallon insert. Some customers prefer the standard cart appearance of 32-gallons over the slanted top design of the 20-gallon cart.

Thank you for your recycling efforts.


Rebecca Fotu
Environmental Programs Manager
City of Menlo Park

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From: Kim Rubin [mailto:xkrubin_at_gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 8:31 PM To: _CCIN
Subject: New recycling

Nov 18, 2010

Dear City Council,

You are to be congratulated on your efforts to reduce solid waste by increasing recycling.

However, the the new "20-gallon" garbage bins have an accurately measured interior capacity of 17.3 gallons, which is not in compliance with your Recology contract. Is it OK if I just pay 17.3/20 of my property tax? I am sure most people won't notice the difference.

Best regards,

-Kim Rubin
Menlo Park

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