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Recycling to become compulsory in Miami Beach from July 2013 [fines up to $1,000]
Digital Journal ^ | June 7, 2012 | Katerina Nikolas

Posted on 06/09/2012 4:01:02 PM PDT by kevcol

Miami Beach - Miami Beach city commissioners have passed an ordinance making recycling compulsory. Effective from July 2013, hefty fines will be applied to transgressors who fail to recycle.

Local 10 reported that Miami Beach commissioners hope the new ordinance will raise awareness about recycling. Fines for those that fail to comply will increase with each violation. First offenders will be fined $350. This will rise to $500 for a second violation and $1,000 for a third violation.

Commercial recycling became mandatory for business owners in Miami-Dade County in 1992, according to Miami Dade, with fines for non-compliance ranging from $300 to $950.

According to a Fox News report, in some U.S. cities "local governments are placing computer chips in recycling bins to collect data on refuse disposal, and then fining residents who don't participate in recycling efforts and forcing others into educational programs meant to instill respect for the environment."

States which have already introduced compulsory recycling include Rhode Island, Kentucky and Nevada.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: environmentalism; greenpolice; nannystate; recycling

1 posted on 06/09/2012 4:01:16 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
forcing others into educational programs meant to instill respect for the environment."

Let's us play that game. For a minute.

/johnny

2 posted on 06/09/2012 4:04:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kevcol
They have mandatory recycling in my town, and on more than one occasion city refuse trucks have been caught burying the recycled refuse in the landfill.

There must be federal grant money somewhere that causes this kind of nonsense.

3 posted on 06/09/2012 4:07:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a "sarcasm" tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: kevcol
Tell 'em to suck eggs; pour water on or otherwise disable these 'chips'

I'm bloody tired of these f'ing a-holes, who know nothing about anything, thinking they can rule over us.

It's time for ropes, tar, feathers and the "4th box".


4 posted on 06/09/2012 4:08:06 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: kevcol

Ugh! San Antonio is starting to really pizz me off with the recycle crud. I was OK with it but they keep twisting and developing new rules. I’ve had about enough of the cra*!

Recycle has to be dumped directly into those ginormous cans, no plastic bags allowed. Three of me could fit in that durn can—it is HUGE. They have all sorts of water usage restrictions, so cleaning my can on recycle day doesn’t fall under my water allowance.

I keep my cans in the garage and I don’t like having a dirty stinking can! Grrrrrr!

I wish there was a private company—I would pay them on top of my freakin’ city charges to be allowed to use plastic garbage bags!


5 posted on 06/09/2012 4:09:15 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: kevcol

Busted!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzLebC0mjCQ


6 posted on 06/09/2012 4:12:54 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"They have mandatory recycling in my town, and on more than one occasion city refuse trucks have been caught burying the recycled refuse in the landfill."

If it doesn't blow out of the truck on the way first...

7 posted on 06/09/2012 4:13:04 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: kevcol

In my little “township” in NJ, we had mandatory recycling 20 years ago. No big deal. If you didn’t recycle, they just left the garbage sitting there in your front yard.

But this “green police” crap is just too much. Throw the recyclable stuff in their yard to embarrass them and charge them a fair labor rate for the service.


8 posted on 06/09/2012 4:14:06 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: kevcol
How does anyone know how many "recyclables" you use? Perhaps I don't use any and all that plastic refuse somebody dumped in the street is the city's responsibility to clean up.
9 posted on 06/09/2012 4:15:05 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
They have mandatory recycling in my town, and on more than one occasion city refuse trucks have been caught burying the recycled refuse in the landfill.

There must be federal grant money somewhere that causes this kind of nonsense.


Yes, there is grant $$$. Most private waste disposal companies lose $$$ on recycling and fold the loss into general waste disposal. The more folks recycle, the higher everyone's trash bill goes. The market for recycled material just isn't there. The next step (which I am sure we'll hear about) would be for the govt to force companies to use recycled material for certain products.
10 posted on 06/09/2012 4:17:39 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Irenic

No plastic bags? Most of my trash is thrown away in Wal-Mart bags.


11 posted on 06/09/2012 4:19:00 PM PDT by csvset
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t know about any government grant, but there’s a lot of money to be made in the recyclable market. Laidlaw picks up many a city’s garbage and takes the garbage into their plants and separates it. Only about 10% goes into a landfill with the rest being recycled.


12 posted on 06/09/2012 4:19:21 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Graybeard58

This is why I’ve switched to wine in a box.


13 posted on 06/09/2012 4:20:52 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: Jonty30
there’s a lot of money to be made in the recyclable market

Only if you are getting that recyc-material, post sorting/processing for a sweet discount (i.e. subsidized by a local govt = your tax dollars). Private companies who are forced to collect recycling acutally lose money unless they are getting grant money, and that usually does not even cover costs. Yes, there is $$$ in recycling, but only for those getting the end product after tax payers foot the bill for processing.
14 posted on 06/09/2012 4:24:23 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Graybeard58
How does anyone know how many "recyclables" you use?

Video footage from the grocery store cam & your "discount" card swiped. /s (sort of...)
15 posted on 06/09/2012 4:31:20 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

I wonder how much Waste Management had to pay to get this.


16 posted on 06/09/2012 4:32:07 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST
I wonder how much Waste Management had to pay to get this.

"I don't know if you're familiar with who runs that business but I assure you it's not the Boy Scouts. "

17 posted on 06/09/2012 4:34:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kevcol

18 posted on 06/09/2012 4:45:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: kevcol

Follow the money. It will lead to the owner of a big time recycling company. It must be nice to own a company that the city forces people to use.


19 posted on 06/09/2012 4:48:46 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: kevcol

I must have missed it when Barry explained that “Hope and Change” is what we used to refer to as a police state.


20 posted on 06/09/2012 4:56:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

A lot of Organized crime in the trash business. Hello Tony Soprano


21 posted on 06/09/2012 5:16:27 PM PDT by tiger-one
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To: tiger-one
I understand that part.

What I want to know is how you tell organized crime from organized government.

Nice house there, be a shame if something happened to it. Pay us money....

That phrase is used by both groups.

/johnny

22 posted on 06/09/2012 5:25:03 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kevcol

I recycle, I compost, and I insinkerate.
However , much of recycling is feel good bs.. It works for metal and paper , but much glass is unusable (colored) and gets sent to the dump , and even recyclable clear glass is not cost effective to recycle. Plastics are often not recyclable and our sewage is not renewable because of toxicity and also ends up in the dump. Just read “Garbageland”.
Maybe giant digesters will help with some of the waste.


23 posted on 06/09/2012 5:34:05 PM PDT by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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To: Irenic

Thankfully my town doesn’t offer curbside collection. They have the town transfer station where you can bring trash if you want for a fee.

Most resents use one of the local private contractors that does curbside collection. Pay them about $200 a year and they deliver a trash and recycle barrel on wheels. Once a week they pick up the trash and every other week recycling using the hydraulic arms. If you don’t recycle, they don’t care.


24 posted on 06/09/2012 5:41:32 PM PDT by matt04
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To: kevcol

They try this crap in Texas and I’ll make sure there is a half full can of oil based paint or a car battery hidden in every load of trash.

Recycling is about as efficient as using a rickshaw for space travel.


25 posted on 06/09/2012 5:53:16 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: kevcol

Ignoramuses. The Swedes proved years ago recycling is a joke.


26 posted on 06/09/2012 6:26:05 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kevcol

Sweden proved a decade ago recycling was dumb. Link:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2872460/posts


27 posted on 06/09/2012 6:30:54 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kevcol

The other problem is scavenging. If you have a lot of aluminum or items with a deposit, someone on a walk on trash pick up day may pick it up and walk off with it. In affluent communities or those with a lot of valuable material, the recyclables may be picked over or even strewn about by those looking to make money from it.
I don’t need to clean up another mess left by those who went through my recyclables. So I just toss most of it now, except for a few things I take to the metal salvage myself now.


28 posted on 06/09/2012 6:32:54 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: matt04

Do they have a business that will this in San Antonio?


29 posted on 06/09/2012 6:36:21 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: kevcol

All hail our communists police, green ass hats. Recycling does not work.


30 posted on 06/09/2012 6:38:10 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: kevcol

“the new ordinance will raise awareness about recycling”

The new ordinance is there to get money, money, money.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


31 posted on 06/09/2012 6:46:15 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: kevcol

About a few months ago I went out front to my container at the curb to add some garbage and found a small TV dumped in the wrong container. Someone must have done this during the night since our recycle containers must be put out the night before for morning pickup. This happens quite often to me with jackasses that must have overload and just park the crap in someones containers and they don’t give a damn which one to put it in.


32 posted on 06/09/2012 6:51:21 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: csvset

Aren’t those grocery/Wal-Mart bags fabulous?! I feel sorry for California.

I use those bags in my bathrooms and bedrooms to line wastepaper baskets.

I carry one when I walk my dogs.

I use them to line a black (’bout a gallon) flower pot from the nursey— to pooper-scooper any pooh that I didn’t hose down quickly enough.

I use them for my yarn when I crochet— a dowel and in the bag keeps my yarn nice.

They are great for wrapping a pot if you want to carry a plant in your car—keeps the soil in and you can also wrap a seedling pot with one to keep moister and heat in during the springtime.

When I know I won’t have anyone dropping by and the mister is at work, I condition or olive oil my hair and use the bag like a heat-cap, it makes the hair ever so soft!

The bags are also nice for doing faux painting techniques.

I’m Bubba Gump of the grocery/Wal-Mart bag. :p


33 posted on 06/09/2012 7:20:08 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: kevcol
Just for a laugh... sometime ask your trash guy where is the recycle stuff taken.
Last time I asked, he told me... "to the same dump where the regular trash is taken".
Recycling was just a tool the garbage companies had the government put in place so they could make more money doing what they do best; driving large trucks around and picking up trash and take it all to the same dump.
Has your garbage bill been reduced since you started setting out recycling bins on trash day? Or has your cost to have trash picked up been reduced or eliminated from the profits made from your recyclable items?
34 posted on 06/09/2012 7:27:54 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: JSteff
Here is the link for the real laugh on the whole recycle issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzLebC0mjCQ
35 posted on 06/09/2012 7:35:37 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: kevcol

I think you’re right.

Looking back, a University education was useful insofar as it was instructive as to what the nutcases have in store for us, I could go on for hours with great specificity on most of the nonsense being foisted on everyone today. Didn’t believe it then, but here we are...

ANYWAY, there was this real psycho espousing the virtues of sweaters made from recycled plastic soda bottles. OK, whatever, but asked “how much?”, they were like $150.00, and this was fifteen years ago. Not a bad idea, except nobody can afford them, and presumably the point of making them out of trash means they should be inexpensive, not several orders of magnitude more expensive than the equivalent. This did not go over well in class. Later, saw this same professor in a photo/newspaper story railing against the university coal plant on one of our typical -10F winter days, these people are completely nuts, they have never run a business, nor understand how to survive in the real world, it’s just insane that they should be consulted on _anything_.


36 posted on 06/09/2012 7:36:36 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: dfwgator

LOL! Back to School rocks. I LOVED it when Rodney schooled the professor about the mafia/waste management connection.


37 posted on 06/09/2012 9:02:48 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: JRandomFreeper

They are one in the same. In the small town, under 3000, I live in we take our trash to the dump, not the recycle center like the libs call it. The town pays some outfit to sort it, burn what is not usable, and sell the good stuff i.e. copper, aluminum etc. The town gets a small fraction of the dollars from the stuff sold. A few years ago our town dump operators were doing the sorting and selling, resulting in the elimination of middle man. But the commies got elected and voted to send it to the company they sleep with, which reduced our self supporting system by 70%


38 posted on 06/10/2012 2:58:14 AM PDT by tiger-one
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To: Irenic

You don’t have to have a stinky can, just be sure and wash out all your recyclables before they go in. I recommend using lots of extra hot soapy water. That way you can be best for the environment.


39 posted on 06/10/2012 5:15:30 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: kevcol

Recycling, like the belief in man-made global warming, is a religion.

It’s funny that the atheists feel so superior to Christians, but then create religions of their own, including the Religion of Diversity, which bows down to Islam.


40 posted on 06/10/2012 5:18:12 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: boop

Don’t forget Sam Kinison as Prof. Turgidson. SAY IT! SAY IT!!

God, I miss Sam.


41 posted on 06/11/2012 10:32:12 AM PDT by pogo101
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