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Why the Trash You Sort Isn't Getting Recycled
http://www.americanoutlook.org ^ | December 29, 2003 | Dennis T. Avery

Posted on 12/29/2003 10:07:20 AM PST by stylin_geek

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To: tubebender
This whole recycle thing and closing of land fills to be green has been a very expensive lesson on how the greens can screw up a simple situation.
101 posted on 12/29/2003 9:53:36 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Kaddaffi, "I will do whatever the Americans want because I saw what happened in Iraq. ")
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To: Amelia
Look, we've been separating all that stuff for nothing!

Don't you dare stop!! Good citizenship means less government. ;-)

102 posted on 12/30/2003 4:20:41 PM PST by Scenic Sounds (Sí, estamos libres sonreír otra vez - ahora y siempre.)
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To: Glenn
How in the world could they know what you have in
those closed plastic garbage bags? We carry our
trash to a collection center, but years ago the man
who worked there told my husband all the stuff just
got dumped in the same hole at the landfill - no one
wanted it. They were just doing it to get people used
to it. So, I quit washing tuna cans and soda cans and
told them (in my head) that I would really recycle
when they really recycled. So far, it looks like at
least here they still dump it all in one hole. We do
compost everything possible & have been for 17 yrs. &
we recycle our newspapers by taking them to an auction
house for people to wrap their auction treasures in.
We still seem to produce a lot of garbage for two
people.
103 posted on 12/30/2003 4:35:30 PM PST by Twinkie
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Mark later read.
104 posted on 12/30/2003 4:42:16 PM PST by kylaka
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To: Twinkie
I take all of my newspapers to animal shelters for use in their cages. I think that is a direct hit as far as recycling goes.

Is there still money in recylcing cans? I know a rescue starting a can drive, and I will certainly be saving my diet coke cans for them!

105 posted on 12/30/2003 4:56:30 PM PST by technochick99
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To: Grampa Dave
How to tell when recycling makes sense:

When the government pays US for the opportunity to pick it up. I don't expect this to happen any time soon.
106 posted on 12/30/2003 4:59:40 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: BigBobber
When our trash/garbage company bids with others for the right to pick up our garbage with the high bidder winning.

Then we will know that recycling really pays.

Our garbage bills have doubled or tripled since we started this Watermelon Scam less than two decades ago.
107 posted on 12/30/2003 5:10:41 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Kaddaffi: "I will do whatever the Americans want. I saw what happened in Iraq. I was scared!)
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