Friday, November 26, 2010

Recycling and littering

Today is garbage pickup day and -- as is usual when it is windy -- the neighborhood is littered with milk jugs, water bottles and paper.
The litter is a direct result of the requirement by Allied Waste, the monopoly garbage service in our area, that recyclables be placed not in bags but in open recycling bins. The results, on a windy day, are predictable.
Isn't it odd that procedures that a politically correct are totally above reproach. Why doesn't anyone complain that the procedures need to be changed? What is more, no one -- not the recycling homeowners nor the garbage company -- takes the responsibility to pick up the litter. Some of it eventually blows into the undeveloped lots and eventually gets buried under the leaves.
But hey, we are recycling. Sort of.


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