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San Marcos Downsizing Trash Carts
keye ^ | July 31, 2014 | Bettie Cross

Posted on 08/01/2014 7:30:38 AM PDT by bgill

The City of San Marcos is downsizing. It's reducing the size of its trash carts by 30 gallons to cut back on the amount of garbage being dumped at landfills... San Marcos customers will be put to the test October 1.That's when the older trash carts will be replaced by the new smaller ones. Customers who want to keep the bigger carts will have to pay at least $3 more a month.

(Excerpt) Read more at keyetv.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: economy; garbage; landfills; trash
Ours had a crack in it so they replaced it with a smaller one this week. As cereal boxes, coffee containers and tuna cans get smaller, so do garbage cans. Someone please tell me how reducing the can size suddenly reduces the trash. Another game of follow the money. But, hey, it's so we don't leave landfills for the children!
1 posted on 08/01/2014 7:30:38 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

“Deem” that there is less trash and voila...less trash.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 7:38:03 AM PDT by moovova
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To: bgill

Wait...just...wait.

Did they just reduce the size of the trash carts thinking it’d reduce the amount of trash? Is that what I just read?


3 posted on 08/01/2014 7:40:11 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: bgill

Is Texas still taking in other states’ garbage?

If I recall, there was a case where New York was upset about a death penalty case but hesitant to complain because we were taking their excess waste.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 7:44:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

So just get rid of trash “carts” and so ...no more trash. close the landfills


5 posted on 08/01/2014 7:45:04 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: DanielRedfoot

Bingo! That would solve the problem immediately.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 7:49:23 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill
to cut back on the amount of garbage being dumped at landfills

I have never see such a bunch of dumb arsholes in my life. It does not matter the size of the can the same amound of garbage will be sent to the dump. This is just a way to charge more for garbage. DAMN DUMB STUPID FOOLS. America seems to have no shortage of these nitwits.

7 posted on 08/01/2014 7:51:30 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

LOL I remember back in the 90s all we heard about was the amount of stuff going to our landfills.

The world was going to end because of no place to put the stuff.

Then here (at least in flatland Indiana) they discovered it makes a great golf course or ski slope. Don’t hear those frenzied cries anymore.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 7:53:33 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: moovova
Trash day in our neighborhood shows huge discrepancies between neighbors. We compost yard waste, break down boxes for recycling, take otherwise usable but no longer needed household items to Goodwill, separate recyclables and put out a partially filled 30 gallon wheelie every week.

Our neighbors both work for the government, buy new stuff constantly, put the old but usable stuff on the curb (often, but not always, picked up by scrappers) and make little or no effort separate recyclables. Their volume is at least eight times ours. Yet we pay the exact same rate.

We're told that when we turn 65, we can apply for a lower per bag rate, but we have several years to go.

It shouldn't be age based anyway. It should be based on how much you consistently have picked up. It wouldn't be that hard to measure.

9 posted on 08/01/2014 7:57:35 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: moovova

Perhaps time to buy stock in trash compactors for the home?


10 posted on 08/01/2014 8:16:21 AM PDT by NEMDF
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Perhaps time to buy stock in trash compactors for the home?

Perhaps it's time to invest in technology to incinerate the trash down to a minor amount of ash while employing the BTU's to create electricity.

11 posted on 08/01/2014 8:23:10 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: bgill

Just like they limit the amount of water in my toilet tank to 1.3 gal. instead of 3.5 so I have to now flush three times and....

.....wait a minute


12 posted on 08/01/2014 8:43:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Logical me
DAMN DUMB STUPID FOOLS. America seems to have no shortage of these nitwits.

Yep and 6 months from now they will bitching about the new "crisis" of illegal dumping.

13 posted on 08/01/2014 8:46:25 AM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: bgill

They need to reduce the size of idiot politicians and bureaucrats so they can fit into the new containers.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 8:47:32 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: bgill

Same thing going on here in Georgetown. The enviro whackos have embedded themselves in local government. “We’ll tell you what’s suitable to throw away”. Frikkin’ nazis.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 8:50:51 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: bgill
Imagine the amount of brainpower it took to come up with that winner. SMH.

As an aside, I went to the article to see the containers and saw a link to this anti-Israel propaganda: 4 Palestinians Killed After Truce Goes Into Effect--and from Texas media?! They ought to be banned from "journalism" for influence peddling!

16 posted on 08/01/2014 9:04:59 AM PDT by W. (Leftists that elected a ThirdWorldPOS 4 Prez can't bitch 'cause their Prez now craps on them!)
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To: bgill

Austin did that years ago. We have a trash bin and a recycle bin. Trash is picked up every Thursday and recycle is every other week. We fill the recycle in two weeks most of the time.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 9:39:25 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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But doesn't Philippine law regulate how much trash you can dispose of?

I used to visit San Marcos occasionally when I was living in La Paz, San Narciso in Zambales province, and we never had any problems with trash.

18 posted on 08/01/2014 10:32:27 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the muzzle-em's trying to kill them-)
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To: Vigilanteman
"It wouldn't be that hard to measure. "

I think our recycling totes are RFID equipped and the trucks have weight measurement instrumentation on the arm used to dump the totes into the truck.

The gov't's ability to track you knows no bounds.

19 posted on 08/01/2014 10:41:13 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Utilizer

That’s San Marcos, Texas.


20 posted on 08/01/2014 12:13:01 PM PDT by bgill
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To: W.
The site is from Austin. Anything coming out of Austin or its surrounding areas (San Marcos commutes to Austin for work) is tainted with wacky liberal thinking. Austin's city motto is, “Keepin’ Austin Weird”, which goes along with uber lib Univ. of TX (where one of it's bio profs, Pianka, teaches his students that ebola is a good thing for wiping out 90% of the human race), the nudists at Hippy Hollow, tree huggers and enviro nuts (save the salamanders!).

Oh, no! The tiny Barton Creek salamander's aquifer might dry up so everyone must have a drought fee attached to their water bill. You can't get a pool permit for your backyard because of the drought, either. Not that I care about their McMansions lacking a pool but do agree with water restrictions because the lake is down by 50-60 feet but most of the problem has to do with so many illegals residing there. Deport the illegals and there’d be plenty of water for everyone!

Nowhere else can you find hippies time-warped out of the 60s. We've also had a large influx of Californians who are trying to change TX into CA and they're succeeding what with red/blue political maps showing a big blue blight in the middle of the Lone Star State. If only Texas could secede and move Austin to D.C.

Ok, stepping off my soapbox.

21 posted on 08/01/2014 12:38:59 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

If they do it here, we might have to plunk down the $14 a month for another trash bin


22 posted on 08/01/2014 12:40:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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Thanks for the sitrep, you have my condolences, being under invasion from the west and south. You can maybe deport the latters, but it’s gonna take a whole new level of weirdness to scare off those pesky hippieFornians...maybe outlaw tofu? ;)


23 posted on 08/01/2014 1:03:25 PM PDT by W. (Leftists that elected a ThirdWorldPOS 4 Prez can't bitch 'cause their Prez now craps on them!)
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To: bgill

In my neighborhood it is acceptable practice to use someone else’s bin when your bin is full. On trash night there are always neighbors walking the curb checking to see whose bin has room available. We all just smile and wave. It’s no big deal.


24 posted on 08/01/2014 1:13:26 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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