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Pass ‘take it back’ law to increase recycling

This has been on my mind for quite some time. Usually, it is when I miss one of the county’s recycle days. You know, the ones when you spend time in line to dispose of household hazardous waste, electronics or prescription drugs. If you miss one of these drop-offs, you just might toss them in the regular trash, or flush drugs down the toilet.

What makes more sense to me (and many states have this) is the “take it back” law. In other words, if you sell it, you must take back the outdated products. What better place to drop off outdated drugs than a drugstore? It’s already secure. Take paints back to the paint store, old electronics back to the electronics store, etc. We already do this for used motor oil. Why not expand this program?

Bob Zdarsky

Cheektowaga