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RE: [greenyes] "we don't really recycle, so why should I?"myth,

Regarding recyclables being tossed in the trash by haulers.....  I guess that's one big advantage of having public employees do the work.  They are better paid, as a rule, and more likely to do the job right.  

When our staff does screw up, we follow up, with warnings and suspensions if necessary.  Fortunately, we have never had to suspend an operator for repeatedly tossing recyclables in the trash.  We have, issued more than a few warnings in the 15 years we have been at it.

One could consider writing financial penalities into one's hauler contracts, but then you would have to be willing to track down voilators.



George P. Dreckmann
Recycling Coordinator
City of Madison, WI

608-267-2626  FAX  608-267-1120

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  None but ourselves can free our minds."
                                                   Bob Marley


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