More American Cities Stop Recycling Programs Because They Can’t Afford Them

By B.N. Frank It’s not only toxic E-Waste being dumped in landfills instead of being recycled.  Plastics and other hazardous materials often end up there…

More American Cities Stop Recycling…

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  1. Over thirty years ago I asked the driver of one of the new fleet of recycling trucks how much the multicompartmented truck cost. He said that the body was about $250,000 plus the truck chassis and can.
    I asked him if the recycling program was able to sell the recyclables for a profit. He gave a laugh and said that they just dumped it all in the landfill just like the regular trash compactor trucks! The program would have to attain over 95% compliance – each household separating the recyclables into the three bins – before the city would even begin to actually implement a recycling program!
    When I went to a dump facility in another city with a load of trash, I saw the “recycling” trucks coming in and dumping the “recyclables” in the same bin with the regular trash. No sorting, no separating.

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