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New state mandate requires recycling

Wednesday we took a look at new laws passed this year that go into effect October 1st. Another new law Thursday that has been in the work for years changes what you can throw away. As of today, a new state mandate requires you recycle items like plastic bottles, oil filters and wood pallets. That means all those drink bottles we use so much cannot go in the trash. The new ban is aimed at boosting awareness about recycling. The legislature passed the ban back in 2005.

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Stimulate the economy! Throw

Stimulate the economy! Throw it out and buy a new one!

How will this be handled?

Just wondering if the folks that pick up the trash will "inspect" the contents. What will they do? Refuse to pick it up? Call the trash police? I figure it will be business as usual but you never know. I do think this is to raise awareness BUT with the law in place action could be taken. I also feel that after a certain period of time then the tickets will start being issued. I have nothing against recycling. I have been doing it for years but I am provided a bin. I know lots of folks that are angry they will have to drive to a recycling location to dispose of the items. I don't think that is fair and I don't blame them for thumbing their noses. It just seems that it could be a bigger problem for them at some point. I wonder how much sense it would make to just have all the trash sorted somehow. By that I mean it is all picked up in the one container and taken to a "sorting location". (The thought sounds expensive) There would be no need to run 2 trucks where recycling pickup is available and folks would not have to use gas/time to find a recycling location. ???? Any way you slice it more of a burden will be created from one end to the other though.......that seems to be job #1 for government anymore.


NO..I thumb my nose and the green movement...I will make it my weekly duty to find 5 recycling bins with bottles and dump them into the dumpster...just cause it will make me smile. I thumb my NOSE AT YOU BIG I'll pick up my pitch fork!