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What I'm saying is that it can happen and sometimes does here in the
U.S., however, it is only a very small percentage of the population
that engages in this behavior and it doesn't last long at all. It is
wayyyyyy to troublesome, messy, smelly, time consuming to load up a car
with trash and haul it off somewhere to dump it illegally (risky) just
to save a few dollars.
Nancy Poh wrote:
If dumping elsewhere indiscriminately to reduce cost can happen, would
it not be better to introduce the "Cash for Trash" programme?
On 9/1/07, Stephan
If by indiscriminately you mean it is hauled off somewhere, in a car
perhaps, and dumped, for example on the side of the road or in a
commercial size dumpster at an apartment comples, yes. It might, but
empirical evidence suggests that that behavior doesn't last long.
Why? Because it's too much trouble and too messy.
Nancy Poh wrote:
Just a personal opinion, if PAYT is mandated at the state level would
it not encourage some people to dump their waste indiscriminately just
so that they pay less? There are may be low income people looking for
ways to earn extras. If collection centers pay for waste delivered,
these people will leap into action to collect and deliver.
Garbage have been reported to be stolen when "Cash for Trash" was
mooted in one of the states in Malaysia! You can read the full report
about it on
>From: Jenny Gitlitz [firstname.lastname@example.org
>Sent: 6/22/2007 5:20:49 AM
>Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Re: Recycling to be mandatory? Compromise
bill may be
>voted on soon in House
>Here in Masshacusetts, mandatory recycling cannot be promoted at
>level because of the prohibition on unfunded local mandates.
>waste bans are a sorry alternative! Pay As You Throw (PAYT) garbage
>collection is what should be mandated: but to do it at the local
level is to
>repeat small political battles hundreds of times over, with mayors'
>political futures always hanging in the balance...
>Does anyone know of PAYT mandated at the state level?
>On 6/21/07 11:52 AM, "Reindl, John" <Reindl@no.address>
>> This is great news ! Wisconsin has had mandatory recycling in
place since the
>> early 1990's and, while not perfect, it has worked very well.
>> mandatory recycling, I doubt that we would have the economies
of scale for
>> either collection, processing, or marketing.
>> Best wishes,
Stephan Pollard, Ph.D.-Environmental Dynamics
Maple Street Apartments
Multi-Family Dwelling Sustainability Incubator
Steering Committee Member and Chair, Professional and Educational
US Green Building
Council - Western Branch Arkansas Chapter
Cell: (479) 799-9190
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