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Tracer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 10:09 AM
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5. My town has a dual system .....
... you can pay for commercial pickup ($250/yr), or you can purchase a dump sticker ($125/year) and pay for $2 bags to take your trash to the dump/recycling center.

The recycling center (which takes paper, newspaper, plastic, glass, cardboard and metal) is free for everyone.

I was chatting with one of the employees at the center, and he said that the center is losing money because people from other towns come and recycle for free. He wanted to have a small charge instituted for recycling.

I thought that was a good idea ---- but he said that its been rejected by the town selectmen because they felt that people would stop recycling, if they had to pay to do it.
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  -Recycling - how to get everyone to participate DVJNU  Jul-19-07 09:30 AM   #0 
  - First... REDUCE, RE-USE, recycle....  glowing   Jul-19-07 09:34 AM   #1 
  - re-use works here, too  DVJNU   Jul-19-07 09:49 AM   #2 
  - Motivating people to recycle is the only way.  robcon   Jul-19-07 09:52 AM   #3 
  - Money is the best motivator  DVJNU   Jul-19-07 10:00 AM   #4 
  - My town has a dual system .....  Tracer   Jul-19-07 10:09 AM   #5 
  - Some questions  DVJNU   Jul-19-07 10:23 AM   #6 
     - Hell, outside my apartment there is a recycling bin right next to  NCevilDUer   Jul-19-07 10:57 AM   #8 
  - I wonder what the recycle rates are in Michigan?  Snarkoleptic   Jul-19-07 10:27 AM   #7 
  - And our area also has a great place to buy used/new building  rosesaylavee   Jul-19-07 09:49 PM   #9 
     - thanks, rose!  DVJNU   Jul-20-07 07:42 AM   #10 
 

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