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Residents Face $400 In Fines For Not Recycling
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Posted on 03/18/2009 2:34:21 PM PDT by boxerblues

LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- Lakewood residents could be charged up to $400 if they don't recycle.

A new law makes recycling mandatory starting July 1 for people who get municipal trash collection, NewsChannel5 reported.

If people do not separate recyclable materials, the city can charge a fee. For the first violation, it's a minimum of $50, $100 for the second offense and up to $400.

The new law authorizes the city to either charge residents a fee for city employees to separate recyclable materials or to stop trash collection to a home altogether.

An educational handbook will be sent out to residents.


TOPICS: US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: precycling; recycling; zoning
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1 posted on 03/18/2009 2:34:21 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: boxerblues

Thanks for helping to elect Bambi, Ohio.

Here’s your prize...


2 posted on 03/18/2009 2:38:08 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: boxerblues

Soon the Obama neighborhood brigades will be monitoring your electricity and water usage too. Off to the re-education camps for keeping your houses at the Non-government mandated settings and overwatering your lawns.

Under Obama and the Rats our Freedom is dying a little bit more each day.


3 posted on 03/18/2009 2:38:33 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (We are living in The Night Of The Obama Zombies)
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To: boxerblues

OK. Stop collecting at a home and then see what happens in the neighborHOOD. Typical Cleveland area. Watch out Detroit, you’re next, if they’re any people left.


4 posted on 03/18/2009 2:39:01 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: boxerblues

This kind of thing is ridiculous. Seems like the waste management company should do the “management”. Why does the homeowner have to recycle? Seems like the point at which trash should be sorted should be after it is picked up and gets to the main waste management building.

Could be a growth industry for non-violent offenders in jail, although I’m sure trash sorters would be quickly unionized.


5 posted on 03/18/2009 2:39:41 PM PDT by Crolis (Kill your television!)
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To: boxerblues

I would get the list of people who donated to Dhims and dump recyclable crap in their garbage.

Do a new one each week.


6 posted on 03/18/2009 2:40:17 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: boxerblues
Recycling aluminum makes sense. Recycling cardboard makes sense, because cardboard usually accumulates at retail locations, so there's a lot of volume in a few places.

Recycling newspaper is about breakeven.

Recycling anything else is ridiculous. Recycling glass bottles is just plain idiotic. You've got four different colors - clear, blue, brown and green -- and they don't mix well. One pyrex glass in a recycling container makes about 2 tons of glass unusable.

But most ridiculous of all: glass is made from SAND. When there's no more sand in the Mohave, you can have my empty Beck's bottles. Until then, I'm tossing them in the trash.

Recycling plastic is stupid. The resins don't mix well, and it seems like it way more trouble than it's worth.

7 posted on 03/18/2009 2:40:49 PM PDT by Koblenz (The Dem Platform, condensed: 1. Tax and Spend. 2. Cut and Run. 3. Man on Man)
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To: boxerblues
This just proves that recycling is nothing that it pretends to be. If recycling made any sense, it would be economical. If it made economic sense, there would be money in it. If there was money in it, no one would be forced to do it, much less be forced to pay a fine for not doing it.

Who receives the money that the soda manufacturers pay for the cheap aluminum in recycled cans?

8 posted on 03/18/2009 2:41:13 PM PDT by Lowcountry (RIP: Peterdanbrokaw)
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To: boxerblues

It’s been like that in my town for more than 10 years.

They also have a rule that you must “clean” glass recyclables before putting them in the bin. I refuse to pay for the water and sewage fee it would cost to clean them.

One of their more idiotic rules is that you may not put recyclables in a recyclable plastic bag before putting them in the bin.


9 posted on 03/18/2009 2:41:14 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Lakewood known as the Gold Coast for its high GLBTS communities deserves this. I live one county over and we just had our recycling service canceled due to the high costs


10 posted on 03/18/2009 2:41:55 PM PDT by boxerblues (Party like its 1773)
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To: boxerblues

>>The new law authorizes the city to either charge residents a fee for city employees to separate recyclable materials or to stop trash collection to a home altogether.<<

Excellent. You can just save it up and haul it yourself to the dump. Or the dumpster at the nearest apartment complex.

This is assuming the customer can opt to cancel trash service.


11 posted on 03/18/2009 2:45:42 PM PDT by RobRoy
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One of their more idiotic rules is that you may not put recyclables in a recyclable plastic bag before putting them in the bin.

Here, you must put bottles and cans in recyclable plastic bags or they will not take them. They won't even take a 5-gallon plastic detergent bottle if it is set on the curb without a little plastic grocery bag around it.

Conversely, if you set out your paper shreddings in a tied-up recyclable clear plastic bag, they won't take them. So you must put the stuff from the shredder in a paper bag, which means it will blow all over tarnation; or you must use an expensive corrugated carton instead of re-using the carton.

12 posted on 03/18/2009 2:46:41 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Praise and worship" is my alternate lifestyle.)
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To: Crolis

If this community is using the same company as mine they don’t need to necessarily sort their recyclables.

They can use one blue bag for all plastic, glass, and cans.


13 posted on 03/18/2009 2:46:50 PM PDT by EBH (The world is a balance between good & evil, your next choice will tip the scale.)
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To: boxerblues
How much do I have to pay to keep the less fortunate from going through my trash every week and stealing the recyclables?
14 posted on 03/18/2009 2:46:54 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: RobRoy

Well the article says that the city can stop trash collection, but I doubt they would allow the home owner to cancel it. Where would the city get its tax money from?


15 posted on 03/18/2009 2:47:25 PM PDT by boxerblues (Party like its 1773)
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To: boxerblues

Well, I’ve visited Lakewood, Ohio and it’s a very liberal city with Ohio’s largest gay community, or so some silly leftist lady told me proudly.

Let the buggers separate their trash.


16 posted on 03/18/2009 2:48:01 PM PDT by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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To: Crolis; All

This clarifies why I REALLY hate this law and any like it:
Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sp8PzgY7XA
Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck3WqDPtW0E
Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA3iWNTQci8

This whole thing is law enforced BS.


17 posted on 03/18/2009 2:48:47 PM PDT by RobRoy
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To: boxerblues

Shiny new recycling bins showed up at every house on the street last year. Since they’re not charging me [directly] for the collection, I make the tiny effort to keep most of the trash sorted. It’s not worth it for me to pay for recycling service.


18 posted on 03/18/2009 2:50:05 PM PDT by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: Nervous Tick

We already have that here, along with 2 “garbage police” that drive around making sure you go by town rules for garbage.


19 posted on 03/18/2009 2:50:49 PM PDT by AirForceMom (Locked and loaded, and sharpening my pitchfork.)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

I’ve worked out a system with my local dumpster divers. I wait to see them coming down the street before I start setting it out, get them to back their truck into my driveway and load it up. Saves me the trouble of hauling it out to the street and they get a full load. My regular garbage doesnt go out until I leave in the morning so its not out all night :)


20 posted on 03/18/2009 2:50:53 PM PDT by boxerblues (Party like its 1773)
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