Volunteer offer convinces Bestway to keep recycling bins outside Safeway
An 11th-hour agreement has saved Bestway Disposal's “Manitou/ Westside Recycle Center” in the Safeway parking lot on West Colorado Avenue near 32nd Street.
“We've worked it out with Safeway to keep it,” said Bestway President Phil Kiemel. “They were giving us problems, because it was such a mess all the time.”
Bestway-posted signs at the area had announced until last week that it would be shut down July 1.
Kiemel said a big reason for keeping the service going was a resumption of the Manitou Springs volunteer-support effort that had worked with the trash-hauling company to start the area in 2004.
A member of the committee could not be reached at press deadline, but Kiemel said the plan is for the volunteers to help monitor the site for problems.
The free area consists of two large, metal bins. One bin has compartments for newspapers, magazines, phone books, plastics and aluminum. The other bin takes cardboard.
Bestway still has concerns about the service, Kiemel said. Instructions to the public are listed on signs that have been posted at the site.
The instructions ask for the following:
For more information, call Bestway at 633-8709.
Westside Pioneer article