Recyclers toss bottles, cans at station center

October 07, 1990

Grassroots Recycling Inc. opened with a bang yesterday at the Milford Mill Metro Station.

The bang was from the glass containers and aluminum cans tossed into recycling bins by a steady stream of people. The center, which will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., also welcomes newspapers and plastic bottles, organizers said.

There were cars in the parking lot even before the 10 a.m. opening.

"This is a great idea," said Nancy Dietz of Woodlawn. She said she has been recycling for years, although she had to travel farther to find a center.

Debbie Zager of the Sudbrook Park neighborhood, who was at the center with her 9-month-old son, Brian, began recycling about six months ago. "I have a lot of [baby] formula cans," she said.

Grassroots Recycling is a non-profit organization begun by members of the Smith-Greenspring Association Inc. and residents of Sudbrook Park, with the cooperation of the Mass Transit Administration and the Baltimore County government. The organization is looking for other neighborhood associations and volunteers to help out, said Carol Bernstein, Grassroots president.

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