Big brother is knocing at the door again

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Registered: 08-14-2010
Big brother is knocing at the door again
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Sat, 08-21-2010 - 1:59pm

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/08/city_of_cleveland_to_use_high-.html


High-tech carts will tell on Cleveland residents who don't recycle ... and they face $100 fine


"The chips will allow city workers to monitor how often residents roll carts to the curb for collection. If a chip show a recyclable cart hasn't been brought to the curb in weeks, a trash supervisor will sort through the trash for recyclables.




Trash carts containing more than 10 percent recyclable material could lead to a $100 fine, according to Waste Collection Commissioner Ronnie Owens. Recyclables include glass, metal cans, plastic bottles, paper and cardboard.


City Council on Wednesday approved spending $2.5 million on high-tech carts for 25,000 households across the city, expanding a pilot program that began in 2007 with 15,000 households."


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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-21-2006
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 2:59pm

How STOOPID!!!


A study of curbside recycling here revealed that a HUGE percentage of what is put in the recycle bins and collected is not actually recycled...I think the number was in the 75% range of recyclables sorted right back into the "regular" garbage.


I predict it will catch on, though...as municipalities seek unique ways to pad their ever tightening budgets. Around here they lowered the speed limit on a MAJOR thoroughfare from 45 to 35.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-10-2010
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 3:09pm
I have no opinion on the trash vs recycling thingie, but you sure hit on my attitude about our newly-safe speed limits. My son was caught up as police were pulling over people who were "speeding" in a zone that had just the week before posted a speed limit 10 mph higher. He said it was a "trap" because he was one of an entire pack of cars pulled over. He actually asked the officer how it could be that he was speeding, and the officer said (basically), "sorry, the speed limit was changed this week." He didn't write him a warning ticket either. Instead, it is a ticket that will mean a point on his license plus a fine. I think that they did this just for revenue, because if it was for the protection of motorists and pedestrians, they'd have written everybody a warning and pointed out the new speed limit. Plus, there wasn't a sign indicating that there was a new speed limit either. Arrgh!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-14-2010
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 4:40pm
I agree. This is greenwash to pad the budget and does so at the expense of people's privacy.
Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 8:13pm
Our county has stopped recycling- too expensive in these economic times, so everything goes to landfill.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 10:22pm
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I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-10-2010
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 11:04pm
There is money in recycling. Our country made $2 million in 2008 (can't find the figure for 2009, but it was projected to be less due to the recession). While $2 million doesn't sound like a huge amount considering the size of our county, it still is a profit as opposed to a loss. Plus we pay for use of the landfill by the ton. So if more goes to recycling and less to the landfill, we're still ahead of the game.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-31-2010
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 12:13am

Sort of off topic...but why don't we force manufacturer's to use smaller packaging?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-01-2010
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 3:04am
Creepy.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2008
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 5:04am
Ridiculous.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 10:41am

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That's the same with our town.

 


 


I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

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