Post # 17
I cannot imagine a city not having recycling! What?! If I were you I would be actively trying to get it instituted.
We have curbside recycling with separate bags for newspaper, office paper, cardboard, plastics, and aluminum.
Post # 18
I have to pay for pickup in my neighborhood so I just take a load of stuff to the recyling center myself every month or so.
Post # 19
Single stream recycling with curbside pickup, twice a month and it’s always full. We compost in the backyard. We only put out our trash can once a month and its never, ever full.
Post # 20
We have it where we can throw everything in one bin too, and we get points for it. We can get all sorts of free stuff like magazine subscriptions, gift cards and coupons. I love it!
Post # 21
@MrsEdamame: We live in a very small apt and the only place for us to recyle is in an unsafe neighborhood. We used to recycle everything, but after 2 years of loading up recycling (that was stored on top of our washer and dryer) into the car and then sorting it all out into those large bins next to sleeping homeless people seemed like too much trouble. We are moving in not too long so hopefully its easier…
Post # 22
We have recycling but they don’t really permit anything we reguarly use (we don’t use plastic bottles) and it’s super expensive to add on, around $20/month which is quite a lot over the course of the year, especially considering we may need it ones every 2-3 months. If we ever moved somewhere they actually accepted most plastics I would recycle in a heartbeat.
Post # 23
The local garbage company offers recycling bins/baskets, but we don’t have to use this garbage company (outside city limits), so we opt not to. We do, however, have containers inside our garage for recycling, and I take them to my parents’ house, who then take them to a recycle bin with theirs.
There used to be a big recycle container outside a grocery store, but it became too expensive for the city to pay for (supposedly), so now you have to drive fifteen miles to the next town to use theirs.
Post # 24
Yes, we have it. They even make us put certain things in certain bins. You can even get fined for not recycling.
Post # 25
I completely agree with you!
Post # 26
@peachacid: Why shame?
Curbside recycling can have a negative impact on the environment. The majority of recyclables end up in landfills after they’re picked up by trucks (that pollute the air) and processed/cleaned (more polution & chemicals.)
We should be realistic about recycling and work to make it more efficient. It’s very dangerous to look at an issue as black and white and to shame those who don’t agree with you.