Skip to comments.“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Here is Your Subpoena”
Posted on 01/27/2009 7:59:05 AM PST by Notoriously Conservative
53-year-old Eddie House of San Carlos, California recycles, composts, and finds homes for his discarded items. He reduced his household waste to the point that he cancelled his garbage pickup service last year. His reward is a lawsuit from the city!
The lawsuit, filed by San Carlos Deputy City Attorney Linda Noeske in San Mateo Superior Court on Jan. 22, seeks a permanent injunction forcing House to maintain garbage service. City officials are also seeking to recoup from House the costs of the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims House broke the citys municipal code requiring all residential, commercial and industrial properties to contract with Allied Waste for pickup at least once a week a standard requirement in most cities, San Carlos Deputy City Manager Brian Moura said.
Moura said the suit was the result of complaints from neighbors about House burning garbage. House says he only burns wood. Link Yep, typical liberal hypocrisy. They tell you to reduce, reuse, and recycle; but if it means you stop giving them money for trash pick-up, well now youve gone too far, you dread-locked, tie-dye wearing, tree hugger. The same thing goes for cars and fuel use. They tell us we have to drive less to save the planet, but when people listen, they freak out because gas tax revenues are down. So what do they do? They increase the tax on gas, as well as other taxes, in an effort to make up the difference. So, in sum, the libs want us to be good stewards of the earth, as long as they keep making money off of it.
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I’ve got that whole not paying for garbage removal thing down to a science. I compost my kitchen scraps, recycle all of the junk mail and other miscellaneous paper,plastic,glass and metal that I can. Paper that can’t be recycled goes in the wood stove. Stuff that can’t be dealt with in the above manner is collected until I have a whole kitchen size trash bag and then I get somebody else to throw it away for me. I get made fun of for having so many trash cans to make my system work, but, that’s okay. I also have the cleanest trash of anyone that I know. It works very well, saves money and it keeps me from having to haul a big trash can down to the end of my lengthy driveway. I think it’s terrible that that man is being done that way. Where has our real freedom gone anyway?
One more reason to NOT recycle. The system discourages it.
I am an ardent conservationist, but on financial grounds, i refuse to participate in those silly curbside recycling programs. It is simply not cost effective to the municipality.
I outridgth refuse to waste the overpriced water the city sells me to clean out empty cans and bottles.
Besides, the bin is a great place to store more useful things.
How many garbage collection companies are there in the city?
My city has one collection company, and a similar law requiring everyone to pay into the monopoly the city supports. There’s only one motivation I can think of that would prompt a city to establish a monopoly for one specific business, then establish a law requiring all citizens to give money to that business.
And it isn’t a love of garbage collecting.
We have a choice of one with a fixed cost per house.
The village I live in recently awarded a long-term contract to a single company to pick up garbage for the entire village (26,000 residents.) "Regular" garbage service is $18/month.
If you recycle, then you get the "Recycle" service, which costs another $6 more.
What?! You may ask. "They make you pay to recycle?"
Yep, they sure do. And here's the kicker: The Village gets half the profits from recycling back from the Garbage service each month. So if the garbage service makes $100 on recycling paper, the village gets $50.
Now wait, if I'm recycling *I* want those profits back, not the village! So I said "screw 'em" and I don't recycle. If they want the money, let the sorry SOB's sort through my garbage. I'm not doing their work for them.
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