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RE: [greenyes] cost for hauling commercial recyclables

The true cost of managing a landfill seems to be a crapshoot more often than
not because future costs are generally unknown. And then you get a big

Note the new address/contact information:

Stephen M Bantillo
City of San José
Environmental Services
200 East Santa Clara Street, 10th Floor
San José, CA 95113-1905
(408) 975-2508
(408) 292-6211 fax

-----Original Message-----
From: judigregry@no.address [mailto:judigregry@no.address]
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 5:59 PM
To: Michael.Foster@no.address; KGrobe@no.address; greenyes@no.address
Subject: Re: [greenyes] cost for hauling commercial recyclables

I have to agree with Michael. To provide incentive to recycle, many cities
either through permit or contract will require haulers to offer recycling at
a reduced rate, which can be subsidized in many ways. In So Cal we struggle
with EXTREMELY cheap landfill space, making the actual cost of recycling
most products more expensive than landfilling....this is a sad situation.
Let me qualify by saying that over all I think most of us will agree that
the low landfill rates, don't even come close to the true cost of managing
the life of a landfill, or the cost to replace the buried resources. I
think that over our lifetime we will pay many times for landfilled products
both in our taxes and in the increasing cost of producing products

Judi Gregory

2694 E Garvey Ave S #322
West Covina, CA 91791

PH 626-339-9555

-----Original Message-----
From: Foster, Michael <Michael.Foster@no.address>
To: 'KGrobe@no.address' <KGrobe@no.address>; 'GreenYes'
Sent: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 17:49:24 -0700
Subject: RE: [greenyes] cost for hauling commercial recyclables

Since when was recycling free? It may be perceived as free, because the

charge is buried in the cost of garbage, but it certainly isn't free.

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From: Karin Grobe [ mailto:KGrobe@no.address <>

Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 3:48 PM

To: 'GreenYes'

Subject: [greenyes] cost for hauling commercial recyclables

I'm curious about the cost for businesses to recycle in other jurisdictions.

Recycling is usually free to residents but I guess that is not always the

case for businesses.

Two of the cities in the county do their own hauling and provide businesses

with unlimited free recycling of mixed paper and containers. Other county

jurisdictions (all of which contract with Waste Management for business

hauling) allow two 64-gallon carts of free recycling pickup and businesses

need to pay if they want more.

I'd be interested in hearing about other cities and counties, especially in


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