(Closed) Does your neighborhood recycle?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you have curbside recycling AND where do you live?
    We have curbside recycling and we recycle! : (57 votes)
    38 %
    We have curbside recycling but we don't recycle : (8 votes)
    5 %
    We do not have curbside recycling, but we still recycle : (7 votes)
    5 %
    We don't have curbside recycling and don't recycle : (7 votes)
    5 %
    I live in North America : (64 votes)
    43 %
    I live in South America : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I live in Europe : (4 votes)
    3 %
    I live in Africa : (0 votes)
    I live in Asia : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 17
    Member
    4802 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    Member
    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
    Member
    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    Member
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    Member
    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @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
    Member
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    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
    Member
    1143 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    Member
    8470 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Yes, we have it. They even make us put certain things in certain bins. You can even get fined for not recycling. 

    Post # 26
    Hostess
    7556 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @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. 

    http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2305057

     

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