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RE: [greenyes] cost for hauling commercial recyclables

My experience with business owners is that because recycling is free at their
residence they resent paying for it at their business. Training employees to
recycle costs them money. Many choose to put everything in the refuse
container. Obviously, offering free unlimited recycling results in more

-----Original Message-----
From: Naomi Yaeger [mailto:sun_dog_press@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 8:05 AM
To: Green Yes
Subject: Re: [greenyes] cost for hauling commercial recyclables

I just recently moved from Grand Forks, ND. I worked at a business and because
there was a charge my boss did not want to recycle. In previous years I worked
at Royal Fork Restuarant. My boss there would like to have recycled, but that
also cost him out of pocket money.

There is no charge to recycle corragated cardboard. Huge dumpsters are supplied
for that, so i suspect that is profitable for Waste Management.

Karin Grobe <KGrobe@no.address> wrote:

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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