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Salad Lover

Salad Lover

Dear Wally, I heard about all the bagged produce that doesn’t make it to stores going to Johnson Canyon Landfill for composting. How are you composting plastic bags and packaging?  Are you paying people to open up all of those bags? That can’t be cost effective....
Confused Recycler

Confused Recycler

Dear Wally, I keep hearing that recycling is changing and some people say it’s not even worth it anymore.  Where do I find out if what I’m putting in my recycling bin is being recycled? Sincerely, Confused Recycler ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Confused Recycler,  It’s...
Green Christmas

Green Christmas

Dear Wally, I’m trying to do a “green” Christmas with gifts that will not increase my carbon footprint. I know thrift stores are great eco-friendly places to shop, but that’s just not my thing.  Any ideas for what else I can do? Signed, Green but not a Grinch...
Fees and Garbage Service Rates

Fees and Garbage Service Rates

Dear Wally, I just got a notice that my garbage bill is going up AGAIN!  What does my garbage bill cover? I feel like I’m spending a lot of money to get rid of my trash but I’m also giving away my recyclables and yard waste that you then turn into a profit. ...
Carpet recycling facts that may floor you

Carpet recycling facts that may floor you

Dear Wally Waste-Not, I cannot fit all of the carpeting and padding that I pulled out of my house in our garbage rollout cart. Should I cut it all up in small pieces with my lawnmower and place into our bin over the next 7 or 8 months, or burn it, or leave it on the...