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Need some anti-recycling bumper stickers (vanity)
June 9, 2003

Posted on 06/09/2003 2:54:06 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan

Here's the deal. Out in Sacramento County where I live they provide each house with three of those big plastic trash cans, a brown one for garbage, a black one for lawn clippings and a green one for recycling products.

When I first moved in they showed up with all three and I told them to take away the recycling can because I was not going to use it. Family and friends suggested that I keep it and just fill it up with regular garbage. My problem is that I refuse to place it at the end of my driveway along with all the other sheeples advertising that I don't mind participating in socialist behavior modification.

My problem now is that when I moved in there were just my wife and two daughters and I and so I got by with the trash space we had. After the third baby I went to a trash compactor for all the plastic bottles and cartons and that saved a ton of room for a while. We had another baby this year and now with 6 people in the house the volume of trash has gone up and its getting diffuclt to deal with.

My choices were to either order another brown garbage can and pay through the nose for it; (apparently this is considered bad behavior for we lab rats, and when you order another one they need to apply a severe electric shock by way of some huge monthly charge.) or to order the green can for free and just throw garbage in it.

So I finally gave in and ordered the green "recycling" trash can. To set the message straight for my neighbors and other passers bye, I want to plaster it with anti-recycling bumper stickers.

I don't think the garbage-nazis care, since no one has objected yet to the DUMP DAVIS stickers we all still have on our cans on my block.

My request to my fellow freepers is this...Where can I get some good anti-environment anti-recycling bumper stickers?


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...and if you have just one or two that you forgot where you bought them I'd be happy to send a buck or trade for a couple of those now famous DUMP DAVIS stickers that are coming back in style again.
1 posted on 06/09/2003 2:54:06 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan
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To: Gophack
PING
2 posted on 06/09/2003 2:58:05 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Haven't a clue but I'll be happy to bump this for you.
3 posted on 06/09/2003 2:59:09 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America and Israel)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Let me see if I have this straight. You intend to mis-use the green can because it's free, but you want to place bumper-stickers on it based on principle?
4 posted on 06/09/2003 3:01:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Brad's Gramma
wow 5 minutes and no reply, maybe this is a business I should get into.
5 posted on 06/09/2003 3:01:22 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Isn't there a web site that was posted here a while back that encouraged folks to design their own and post them? I think there are probably some good ones there. I can't remember the name of the site. If I find it, I will post it. I bet some other Freepers know it, though.
6 posted on 06/09/2003 3:03:28 PM PDT by ozaukeemom
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To: ElkGroveDan
Why can't I have a neighbor like you instead of these bicycle helmet wearing people I am surounded by?
7 posted on 06/09/2003 3:03:46 PM PDT by riri
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To: ElkGroveDan
we're overwhelmed by your independence. How about one that says A**h*le on board?
8 posted on 06/09/2003 3:03:59 PM PDT by breakem
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To: 1rudeboy
Let me see if I have this straight. You intend to mis-use the green can because it's free, but you want to place bumper-stickers on it based on principle?

No I don't intend to misuse it. I just have a very broad definition of what garbage is. As far as I am concerned its all the same and I don't care what they do with it or where they take it after they leave my house. SO I'm not misusing it.

Unfortunately the wording on the can indicates that I am participating something called recycling, which I am not. Leaving it at the end of my driveway is kind of like driving with it on the bumper of my car. I don't want to spread that message around so I need to set the record straight.

9 posted on 06/09/2003 3:04:28 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: ElkGroveDan
here it is: http://www.bumperstatements.com/

I don't know if you will find what you want, but....
10 posted on 06/09/2003 3:05:13 PM PDT by ozaukeemom
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To: ElkGroveDan
Good Lord,I never thought I'd see the day when tossing out the trash could be so complicated.

The city where I live supplies nothing so at least you are ahead of the game as far as money is concerned.

I don't recycle either,it is just too much trouble, but since we use our own trash barrels they don't know what is in it.
11 posted on 06/09/2003 3:05:22 PM PDT by Mears (.)
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To: breakem
we're overwhelmed by your independence. How about one that says A**h*le on board? Independence? What does that have to do with it?

Look I'm putting the garbage out by the curb like everyone else does. I'm just not rolling up my sleeves and diggin in garbage the way the lefties would have me do. If they want to pay me to do it, I might think about it.

Why should I participate in a useless endeavor that is a waste of time, a waste of energy, a waste of resources, and an affront to personal freedoms this country was built on?

12 posted on 06/09/2003 3:07:50 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Recycling is just another form of waste disposal, AFAIC, its politically neutral. What should anyone care if their trash goes to the dump or the recycling center? And if it saves a municipality a few bucks on their annual landfill costs, what's the problemo? I can't think of a sillier thing to have a crap hemorrhage over.
13 posted on 06/09/2003 3:08:44 PM PDT by Way2Serious
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To: ElkGroveDan
If you put trash in the recycling can, they might not dump it at all. We put some wooden fruit boxes (when you buy a case of fruit, it doesn't always come in a cardboard box) in the recycling can along with our newspapers and plastic, and the garbage collectors left us a note that they don't recycle wood.

Scarp wood can't go in the yard waste can, either, supposedly.

14 posted on 06/09/2003 3:08:49 PM PDT by heleny
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To: ElkGroveDan
"Recycling is Wasteful"

"Use Refuse - to Save the Earth - Dont Recycle"

"Recycling is a gas-guzzler"

"Nazis were the first environmentalists"

"If Environmentalists really believed humans were the problem, there wouldn't be any Environmentalists"

"If you recycle - you waste waste"

15 posted on 06/09/2003 3:09:32 PM PDT by keithtoo (Luvya Dubya)
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To: ElkGroveDan
How 'bout a neat, hand-lettered sign that says "TOO CHEAP TO BUY THE RIGHT CAN."
16 posted on 06/09/2003 3:11:09 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Way2Serious
Recycling is just another form of waste disposal, AFAIC, its politically neutral. What should anyone care if their trash goes to the dump or the recycling center? And if it saves a municipality a few bucks on their annual landfill costs, what's the problemo? I can't think of a sillier thing to have a crap hemorrhage over.

No one is havin a hemorrage. That's the point I'm making it as simple as possible. I'm certainly not going to dig through trash and rinse out milk containers and all of that if I have no incentive. Since recycling does not do what it purports that's actually a dis-incentive.

Its quite simple, really. The bumper sticker is for the same reason you put one on your car. (and there are two on my car).

17 posted on 06/09/2003 3:12:40 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: heleny
Bust the crate up and put it in a green trash bag. It will go to the dump.
18 posted on 06/09/2003 3:13:16 PM PDT by brooklin
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To: ElkGroveDan
Instead of trying to prove what a tough guy you are, why don't you just throw your recyclables in the recycling can and throw your trash in the trash can?

Nah.. too simple...

19 posted on 06/09/2003 3:15:42 PM PDT by Qwerty
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a brown one for garbage, a black one for lawn clippings and a green one for recycling products.

In college, we had brown or black for trash, blue for recycling.

In another college, we had green or blue for trash, green or blue or white for recycling; the difference is the label on the trash/recycling dumpster.

In another city, recycling used to be green with a label, and any container was fine for trash when the city didn't provide trash cans. Now they provide the trash/recycling cans; green is for yard clippings, blue is for trash, and gray is for recycling.

20 posted on 06/09/2003 3:16:19 PM PDT by heleny
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To: 1rudeboy
How 'bout a neat, hand-lettered sign that says "TOO CHEAP TO BUY THE RIGHT CAN."

That wouldn't be accurate. I'm already paying refuse fees. Some socialist however has decided that the world is running out of landfill space, so there is this steep fee schedule to add additional cans -- at a far higher rate than the first can.

I refuse to engage in PC behavior modification, so I am going to contiue throwing away my trash and not let them ride herd on my life

21 posted on 06/09/2003 3:16:19 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: ElkGroveDan
I don't know about anyone else, Dan, but I recycle, and in California, recycling is conservative.

You know the California Redemption Value tax that you pay on each item that you can recycle? If you don't recycle, you just gave the government more money in tax.

Therefore, I believe every Californian has a duty to recycle everything possible to get their money back from the government.
22 posted on 06/09/2003 3:17:32 PM PDT by TheAngryClam (Nil igitur mors est ad nos neque pertinet hilum/quandoquidem natura animi mortalis habetur)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Dump Davis works for me...

My problem is that I refuse to place it at the end of my driveway along with all the other sheeples advertising that I don't mind participating in socialist behavior modification.

As to the recycling issue, gotta disagree with you.

Conservates IMHO, care for the environment just as much, if not more than the wackos. We breath the same air, drink the same water and camp in the same forest...

Taking care of the environment is something conservatives do very well. We just don't do it at the expense of jobs and people. So getting a grren recycle bin AND rolling it down to the curb doesn't seem to be that big of a deal to me. Congrats on your smart move.

24 posted on 06/09/2003 3:18:28 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
"Earth First - We'll Landfill the Moon Later!"
25 posted on 06/09/2003 3:18:28 PM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: Mears
Hee in Albany, Oregon, they give you three of four little baskets for recyclinig, you gotta sparate paper, plastic, glass, and I don't know what else, I don't have the room, and don't want the hassle. Where I used to live in Turlock, Ca. they gave you three small cans for paper, glass, and aluminum cans(pop and ber with deposit refund coming), and they weighed it and gave you credit on your bill for recycle value. Here it seems that the recycle centers charge you to take the stuff off of your hands. My wife used to like to recycle, cause she got some spare change, not for the enviroterrorist reasons
26 posted on 06/09/2003 3:18:35 PM PDT by rontorr (It's only my opinion, but I am RIGHT)
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To: Brad's Gramma
I miss the good ol days when we were given a nickle for an empty pop bottle. We need to return to the good old days..and companies need to pay US to assist them..
27 posted on 06/09/2003 3:19:08 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: Qwerty
Instead of trying to prove what a tough guy you are, why don't you just throw your recyclables in the recycling can and throw your trash in the trash can?

Becasue I refuse to change my lifestyle for useless wasteful liberal PC mandates. When I throw away a plastic bottle in my kitchen it goes int he same garbage can as teh paper towels and chicken bones and whatever else. From there it goes out to the trash can. Perios. Nothing tough about it.

I'd say to you, instead of trying to be PC and do what the enviro whackos tell you, why don't you try to live your life like they did when our fathers and grandfathers fought in wars to make this country free?

28 posted on 06/09/2003 3:19:46 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: Way2Serious
ping
29 posted on 06/09/2003 3:19:54 PM PDT by rontorr (It's only my opinion, but I am RIGHT)
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To: TheAngryClam
I wonder if the trash cans california gives you are made with recycled materials.
30 posted on 06/09/2003 3:20:00 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: ElkGroveDan
I'm certainly not going to dig through trash and rinse out milk containers and all of that if I have no incentive.

We recycle and we don't have to dig through anything, we bundle newsprint and junkmail into paper grocery bags and toss glass, cans, and plastic into a seperate can from our regular thrash. Last time I looked, our town offset its landfill cost by about $50,000, which holds down local taxes. I understand that when recycling programs are badly run they lose money - even have to pay to dispose of stuff that's in oversupply on the reprocessing market. In those cases I advocate simply sending the stuff to the landfill.

31 posted on 06/09/2003 3:20:13 PM PDT by Way2Serious
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To: ElkGroveDan
Well, then steal a brown one. You can always place a sticker on it that says "NOT STOLEN," leaving your sense of propriety intact.
32 posted on 06/09/2003 3:22:45 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: brooklin
Bust the crate up and put it in a green trash

We put them in the trash can for the next week. The crates were pretty small, so it didn't make much difference. I didn't realize the garbage collectors inspect the trash, let alone even get out of their trucks.

33 posted on 06/09/2003 3:23:07 PM PDT by heleny
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To: ElkGroveDan
What's the point? You're paying for the recycling, why not use it.
34 posted on 06/09/2003 3:23:50 PM PDT by Prof Engineer ( Texans don't even care where Europe is on the map.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
I saw one:

When all the trees are gone,
I'll wipe my a** with a spotted owl.
35 posted on 06/09/2003 3:24:42 PM PDT by invenire
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To: ElkGroveDan
"Becasue I refuse to change my lifestyle for useless wasteful liberal PC mandates."

That's very short sighted and not a very conservative idea. I guess you must come from one of those states where you can afford (for the moment) to be wasteful.

"When I throw away a plastic bottle in my kitchen it goes int he same garbage can as teh paper towels and chicken bones and whatever else. From there it goes out to the trash can. Perios. Nothing tough about it."

It's only tough to find a place to store all your garbage. Wait til they propose an incinerator and you find out that your wife and kids will be breathing mercury, cadmium, and lead.

"I'd say to you, instead of trying to be PC and do what the enviro whackos tell you"

Figure it out, Elk. It isn't just envirowackos who have realized recycling is a good policy.

"why don't you try to live your life like they did when our fathers and grandfathers fought in wars to make this country free?"

You enjoying your log cabin?

36 posted on 06/09/2003 3:28:23 PM PDT by Qwerty
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To: ElkGroveDan

northernsun.com

37 posted on 06/09/2003 3:28:56 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: ElkGroveDan
When I throw away a plastic bottle in my kitchen it goes int he same garbage can as teh paper towels and chicken bones and whatever else. From there it goes out to the trash can. Perios. Nothing tough about it.....



What is so tough about either having a second can in the kitchen, or just taking the bottle outside when you finish with it, That is what I do, and I don't have the recycle containers, I am just too cheap to take up that much space in the bag and have to use another one sooner, if you don't have an excusable physical disability, then you are just being lazy
38 posted on 06/09/2003 3:28:58 PM PDT by rontorr (It's only my opinion, but I am RIGHT)
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To: ElkGroveDan
It's such an overwhelming burden to put my bottles and cans in a separate container. And furthermore, it's an obvious infringement on my civil rights. I need to contact Pat Buchanan about this post haste.
39 posted on 06/09/2003 3:32:47 PM PDT by Grando Calrissian
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To: jerky
What is so evil about recycling? It helps the environment and takes very little effort. Are you such a lazy slob that you cannot separate the cans from the rest of your garbage? You sound like a real a-hole.

You sound like a real ignoramous. Recycling doesn't help the environment.

As far as slobs, you sound like the slob if you like digging through garbage. I prefer to toss it and be done with it.

We are not running out of landfill space.

We are not running out of resources.

So why recycle without compensation (which is what happens at the end of my driveway if I participate). For that matter why recycle at all?

We do have an abundant amount of symbolic PC garbage around that it takes a bit of intelligence and energy to research the fallacies of. Unless of course, you're the lazy one. It's much easier to believe everything your kindergarten teacher told you.

40 posted on 06/09/2003 3:32:55 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Useless endeavor? Digging in the garbage? The way the lefties want you too AND some of your conservative neighbors. I recycled the last 15 years or so including in Elk Grove, you're one of the idiots I saw regularly. Guess it's afree country, trash on. Oh, and a hint, if you had to dig in your garbage to recycle, you were doing it wrong.
41 posted on 06/09/2003 3:33:34 PM PDT by breakem
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To: breakem
if you had to dig in your garbage to recycle, you were doing it wrong.....................


EXACTLY
42 posted on 06/09/2003 3:35:48 PM PDT by rontorr (It's only my opinion, but I am RIGHT)
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To: TheAngryClam
Hold on there Clam. You're not recycling, you're getting back the nickel the libs were holding hostage. You're not even getting paid. Sure, get your deposit back. But that is not what is happening here. I get nothing for garbage at the end of the driveway.
43 posted on 06/09/2003 3:36:27 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: ElkGroveDan
I remember when you could have 7 or eight big old trash cans along the curb. Then came along this bright idea of limiting each residence to one garbage can and one recycling can, which the residents then got to pay for each month. Recently one of the kids threw a bag of household trash in the recycle can, and they sent me a letter saying that if it happened again they would fine me.

Don't stick garbage in your recycle can, it will cost you more money in the long run, and yes I can understand your frustration.
44 posted on 06/09/2003 3:37:57 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (America...love it or leave it. Canada is due north-Mexico is directly south...start walking.)
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To: Qwerty
I agree with you. I don't recycle my cans though, I crush them and turn them in for the pocket money. I know, it's a waste of time and energy, but it's keeping them out of the land fill and I usually get a tank of gas out of it.
45 posted on 06/09/2003 3:38:09 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: ElkGroveDan
"I get nothing for garbage at the end of the driveway."

So is it about the nickel, or the PC conditioning, or the digging in the garbage? None of your reasons actually hold up, but I just want to make sure that I understand which falsehood you're clinging to.

46 posted on 06/09/2003 3:40:18 PM PDT by Qwerty
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To: breakem
if you had to dig in your garbage to recycle, you were doing it wrong

No, I never did dig in my garbage. That's the point. I don't know how you are going to separate all the "goodies" from the rest of the garbage unless you set up an assembly line in your house. If you've done that then the libs have really gotten into your life.

But again, my point continues to be: If it is uselessand wasteful, why do it? No one has ever given me a compelling reason to recycle that doesn't involve the false claims of diminishsing resources or lack of landfill space.

47 posted on 06/09/2003 3:40:46 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: Normal4me
"I agree with you. I don't recycle my cans though, I crush them and turn them in for the pocket money."

Win-win. :-)

48 posted on 06/09/2003 3:42:29 PM PDT by Qwerty
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To: ElkGroveDan
"Buy the Brown Can"
49 posted on 06/09/2003 3:43:31 PM PDT by Petronski (I"m not always cranky.)
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To: Qwerty
So is it about the nickel, or the PC conditioning, or the digging in the garbage? None of your reasons actually hold up, but I just want to make sure that I understand which falsehood you're clinging to.

I'm not clinging to any falsehood. The nickel is the least of it. I'm not going to spend one extra second dealing with garbage than I have to. No one has yet to give me a reason why I should.

Sadly the left have been so effective in our schools for the past two decades equating recycling with some kind of civic or patriotic duty. It is an economic principle period. The left can't accept that most people would rather throw the can or bottle away than get .002 cents back, so they have tried to force it on us with arbitrary laws mandating recycling, deposits and fees -- for no good reason at all.

50 posted on 06/09/2003 3:45:16 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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