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Old 01-31-2013, 08:08 PM   #31
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I wish someone would come and take my recycling. We don't have a community-wide program. We have volunteers who recently moved the recycle center and now the insurance company says they can't let unauthorized people enter the building during off hours. So that means I can no longer go down and drop off my recycling at the time of my choosing.

Their hours are: Not open past 3:00 pm on and weekday. Only open on the second Saturday of every month.

They have a large bin for cardboard outside, and nothing else. I don't see how it would hurt to be open 1 afternoon per week til 6:00 so working people can actually get there instead of having their recycling pile up for 4 weeks. And why can't they also have a large bin for #2 Milk jugs and #1 bottles?? That would allow for the majority of items people might have piling up!

Best of all, last time I went they had me throw away some #1 blister packs because the people they send to say that they melt at a different temperature than the regular #1 bottles... So now you can't even trust the recycle ID??

I'm about ready to give up on recycling. I know it has reduced the amount we send to the landfill by a LOT. But frankly, it's getting too difficult to do.

 
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:13 PM   #32
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If I saw someone rooting through my trash I would think they're a total weirdo....

Just tell him WHY you want his bottles and I'm sure they will stop forming crazy opinions about you...

 
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:14 PM   #33
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They are in his recycling bin right? By filling them with beer and using them again you ARE recycling them. I'd say you're good!

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:57 PM   #34
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If I saw someone rooting through my trash I would think they're a total weirdo....
There's 3 or 4 different guys that make the rounds going through everyone's trash on my street on trash day. I don't bother them and don't care that much. They obviously need my trash much more than I do......
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:06 PM   #35
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Sorry, I could only think of this when I saw this thread
On a side note, I don't think it would really be bad taking someone's empties (assuming there is no return on them).

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:13 PM   #36
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There's 3 or 4 different guys that make the rounds going through everyone's trash on my street on trash day. I don't bother them and don't care that much. They obviously need my trash much more than I do......
That is pretty much my attitude toward it, but apparently there are places in the country where it has become a problem.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:24 PM   #37
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There is a restaurant that I frequent, they save their 22oz beer bottles for me. They love it because it saves them money, they pay for glass recycling.
The trash collector probably thinks the guys on the wagon now, win win if you ask me.

 
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:41 PM   #38
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Well my neighbor who unknowingly donates me the majority of these bottles is a severe alcoholic, although he doesn't know that I know that. I get at least a dozen bottles from him, twice per week. Asking him for his empties would place him in an awkward position. He would either, in an attempt to hide his alcoholism, tell me no, or he would have to divulge to me personally just how much he drinks. If he told me no, I'd have to stop taking them because then he would know who the culprit is.

I prefer to just avoid this awkward situation and just dart out into the night on the day before recycle day.
So you're the one who's been taking all my bottles!

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Old 02-01-2013, 01:56 PM   #39
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I would be very uncomfortable with someone going through my recycling bin. Besides bottles, there are torn up credit card applications, bills, etc. ID theft is a real concern. If I see someone sneaking around my trash, they are going to have a very uncomfortable time explaining themselves.

New Englanders are also notoriously private and get cantankerous when someone trespasses on their land without permission. People have been shot with rock salt for less. (ask how I know)

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:37 PM   #40
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We have a recycling program in Ottawa and once it's in the bin it's the city's property. Although in my urban area the bottle hounds get to them long before anyone else has a chance.
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