"What's happening is people are putting their garbage into the sites," said [Aaron Praus, Dickinson's solid waste manager]. "When materials are mixed in with the cardboard that we ship to St. Paul, they pull samples and if they find too much garbage, they can reject the entire load."Sailer, Linda. "City establishes recycling collection sites: Garbage mixed in with recyclables" The Dickinson Press 29 May 2011
But hey, it's not like the council asks you to pay for such a privilege in sorting out your trash. If you're in that kind of town, you're pretty lucky. Or not bothering to read what's actually printed on your council tax rates. Then again, moving all this garbage out of sight, out of mind has to incur some costs. So who's going to bear it?
Solid Waste Management Director Donald Long is telling elected officials he thinks it's "imperative" for Durham to emulate other North Carolina cities and begin charging residents a monthly collection fee for garbage and recycling.Gronberg, Ray. "Monthly garbage, recycling fee sought" The Herald Sun 30 May 2011
Now imagine having to walk through your city, suburb or town with the wafting scales of rotting garbage rough-licking your nostrils. For nearly a whole wretched week no less.
The six-day old garbage crisis in Panaji ended on Saturday evening as the CCP started lifting the garbage and transporting it to Taleigao. "The compost at Taleigao is being removed, while construction of a compound wall at the site has also started," Parekh added. Piles of wastes in the city market were growing bigger and the stink more unbearable as the garbage crisis entered its sixth day."Finally, garbage collection starts in Panaji city" The Times of India 29 May 2011
Making the Earth bloat doesn't come free people. Recycling makes things a little easier. Even better when you can reduce or reuse beforehand.