In response to "A hypocritical recycling quiz" (Aug. 25, Letters): At one point I might have agreed with this writer. However with a little research I discovered that the city of Modesto provides residents with many recycling opportunities, including free blue bags for recyclables. These bags may not be as convenient as the bins some areas use, but there are reasons why they are used and they are effective. Methods for disposal of used oil, cathode ray tubes, waste tires, cell phones, bulky items, hazardous waste, food and yard waste are also available.
I hope the writer will call the Solid Waste Office at 577-5495 for more information or check out the city's Web site, www.modestogov.com/prnd/recycling. What works best in other areas may not be the ideal here.
CAROLYN L. CROWN