By: Diane Benjamin
Many people recycle. Curbside pickup makes it pretty easy. Evidently, curbside also makes recycling cost prohibitive. Gee, somebody has to separate all the cans, bottles, etc.
Also included in the June City Manager’s report is this:
Blue bins are the reason why American recycling is stalling (Page 23)
Once a profitable business for cities and private employers alike, recycling in recent years has become a money-sucking enterprise.
Trying to encourage conservation, progressive lawmakers and environmentalists have made matters worse. By pushing to increase recycling rates with bigger and bigger bins —while demanding almost no sorting by consumers —the recycling stream has become increasingly polluted and less valuable, imperiling the economics of the whole system.
The entire 4-page article is included.
I wonder if the Budget Task Force is going to quote this article when they recommend raising garbage fees again?