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Recyclables Dumped in Trash Truck

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by KTdid, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2006
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    This seems to be happening more often than not - again this morning. Patriot also trashed my neighbor's 8 cans of paint that they left on the curb the last three pick-ups. Are they in a hurry? Is the recycling truck out of commission? Do the workers lack training?

    Whenever I buy any thing, my first consideration is packaging. If something has excessive packaging, it stays on the shelf. It's not enough to just say 'oh, it'll be recycled anyway' when we all know only 20% of plastics are recycled. We all need to break our addition to plastics and other packaging not recyclable.

    I have very little to recycle but when I do, I take time to make sure it's clean and put it out in the recycling bin. To see Patriot dump it in with the trash is not acceptable.

    And yes, I've called Patriot enough times to know their reply; 'what street did this happen on? okay I'll report it to the supervisor.'
  2. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

    Nov 14, 2002
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    Blame China. They no longer accept most of our recycled stuff. They were the number 1 user of recycled material in the world.
    I believe there was an article in the newsletter in the last month or two explaining what is happening.
    The main problem is that way too much non recyclable stuff is put in the recycling containers.
    If they see one thing in there, then the bin gets put in the trash.
    After recycling centers stop accepting material, then the trash companies have no alternative other than throwing recyclables into the trash.

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