By: Diane Benjamin
It would be nice if everything that could be recycled was. Normal passed an ordinance mandating recycling for multi family housing. The joke just might be on the kids who begged the Trustees to pass it. Their rent will go up and all “recyclables” may end up in the landfill anyway. Of course, the garbage hauler loves it. They can charge more!
See this article from the LA Times, hardly a conservative news source: http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-skelton-recycling-problems-california-20180709-story.html
The story is from two days ago. Excerpts:
The entire article is fascinating. Over 1000 recycling centers have shut down in the last two years – government quit funding it.
Normal quit funding drop-off locations earlier this year. Since then bins behind the Normal Walmart aren’t being emptied regularly. The two pics below were taken at 7:30 am last Saturday.
Saturday usually has a line of people wanted to drop their stuff off.
People want to be good citizens, the recycler gets FREE product, but fails to pick it up. Obviously there is no market. How much of the local stash is going to the landfill? Nobody was recycling cardboard Saturday unless they set it outside the bin. The mixed containers bin was close to full, the mixed paper was just as bad.
Decades of indoctrination for this!