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Why isn't residential recycling free?

I remember as a kids having the blue bin and recycling on a everyday bases. I tought it would be nice to have this for my family. But, when I looked up how to recycle in my county, I found out I have to pay a monthly fee PLUS a one time fee of $30 for the bin and bags (understandible).

Still I dont know why it isnt free to help preserve the planet. This is the type of thing taxes should fund.


Asked by sugahmamma at 11:50 PM on Jul. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (19)
  • It's not the recycling you are paying for. It's the pick up service.

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:26 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Oh geez. honey, the planet will be fine. It's the inhabitants I'm worried about. Most people who are big into saving the planet don't have a problem paying to do it.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:38 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • you can do what we everything up and just take it to the recycling center at the end of the month

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:52 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • ours is part of the garbage pickup, but we do pay like $2.50 a month for it...wither we use it or not. most ppl in our neighborhood pay for it and dont use it...i find that a lot more sad!

    Answer by okmanders at 12:00 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Ours is included in our taxes...and they take EVERYTHING right from the curb--rolled up carpets, furniture, lawn cuttings, appliances, paint/stain cans etc. and they give us the recycling bins--first one is free, extra barrels cost $10 each.

    Sometimes they'll have to come back with a special truck to take the bigger things, but it's so worth it--helps us get our many home improvement projects completed! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:10 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • It's free where I live, but I agree it should be free everywhere!

    Answer by Osstie at 11:51 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • WHAT?!....that's crazy! and sad!

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 11:51 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Our community doesn't even have recycling - we save it all and take it into town every week. I think that it isn't free because those people need to get paid. Otherwise they would raise taxes, and everyone knows how people feel about that!

    Answer by beckie66 at 11:52 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • It is part of our private garbage service, garbage not being included in my township or county. We did have to pay $30 for the bin though. We more than fill up the bin, but they still seem to take it in a box next to the bin.

    Answer by jamesonjustines at 11:52 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • I would be happy just to have it as an option - free or not.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:32 AM on Jul. 13, 2010