To: Grampa Dave
In this town they must have thousands of special home based bins, three dozen of dozen specialized collection trucks and more than a hundred union protected jobs
all dedicated to the retrieval of aluminum, glass, steel, paper and plastic. The apparent waste is simply amazing. If nothing but aluminum is kept, all the public has to do is place his waste in to clear plastic bags and scavengers will pick it up with pleasure.
Hell, some people get out before the break of dawn on collection days just to riffle through the recycle bins for aluminum cans.
posted on 12/29/2003 10:47:15 AM PST
Our county and city had to pass laws making it illegal for people to drive buy and pick up the recycs with deposits.
We take the bottle and cans with deposits to our church for the Heifer program. A member takes the cans to a recycle center, collects the money and turns it over to our assistant priest. Then money is deposited in a Heifer account. When enough money is raised we buy cattle, sheep, goats and even llamas for people in third world countries.
There still is a market for the grass and tree clippings. There is a separate garbage truck for them. The rest of the recycles are thrown in the same truck. They extract the botttles and cans and compact the rest and send it to Utah, I believe.
Apparently there is no market for used newsprint, office paper and cardboard. People spend a lot of money, time and effort to separate these items. Then it ends up compacted together and sent to another state to become deposited with the other garbage.
This whole game has made millionaires out of the gargage people, the watermelons and the lawyers.
posted on 12/29/2003 10:54:44 AM PST
by Grampa Dave
(Kaddaffi, "I will do whatever the Americans want because I saw what happened in Iraq. ")
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