Adam@Home by Rob Harrell for April 19, 2011

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    Yukoneric  over 11 years ago

    Omaha sends out 3 different trucks weekly. One for garbage, one for recycling and one for yard debris. (No yard debris in the winter). Recycled and made into mulch and compost which are sold to people need such items………. Shoot, Mountain Grove, MO has a recycler.! Cabool, MO sends a truck once per week to pick up recyclables.

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    Kiba65  over 11 years ago

    It can and it must be done, recycling is good..

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    Habogee  over 11 years ago

    L A is not a small town, but we still have 3 trucks every week, plus a place where we can take electronic and hazardous waste on the weekend. The green waste is ground up and put out for anyone to use for free. My wife goes over and bags up 6 or 8 bags full every few months to mulch her her veggie garden.

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    twj0729  over 11 years ago

    Yeah, here in Ypsilanti, MI (outside of Ann Arbor) we, too, have three trucks every week, garbage, recyclables, yard waste. Plus we have disposal centers where we can drop-off paint, computers, etc. Works great.

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    NE1956  over 11 years ago

    Like some of you, my small town sends trucks out too. We get garbage collection on Monday and recycle collection on Tuesday. We have a two week period for yard and other debris toward the end of summer. Seems like it’s a wide-spread concept that works. Probably 20% of the mail I receive is printed on partly recycled product.

    So there’s your agument Adam. And tell Hilbutt to take a walk.

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    dante.deangelo  over 11 years ago

    This is a big problem with the US. Corporations own politicians, not the voice of the people.

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    vzs1022  over 11 years ago

    We have a recycling center that we bring our stuff to. We bought our own bins and load up our truck and go.

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    Allan CB Premium Member over 11 years ago

    In Toronto, we have 1 truck a week. Week 1 is Garbage + Food scraps Week 2 is Recycle + Food scraps

    We’re eliminating (west of Yonge Street) the unionized jobs, and contracting out the garbage/recycle collection by June 2012, and it is going to save a few million dollars.

    Done properly, Recycling CAN be profitable and save a LOT of space in the landfill!

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    Takiniteasy  over 11 years ago

    Washington, D.C. has the largest recycling center in the nation! People all over the country keep sending their garbage back to D.C. every two, four and six years.

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    Karen345  over 11 years ago

    I bet he tries to bribe Adam to stop his petition drive

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    mrgromit  over 11 years ago

    I hate to rain on your parade:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzLebC0mjCQ

    Penn & Teller take on Recycling Programs. Some language not safe for work (the title of the program is “Bull$#it” for example). The above link is for the first of three segments.

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    Libertarian1  over 11 years ago

    We have a great system. Three separate containers for every residence picked up separately. Driven to one massive landfill. All the trucks then dump their contents together in one spot.

    But people sure feel good about what they are accomplishing and that is what really matters- feeling good about yourself.

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    wacorley  over 11 years ago

    Some people are simply too lazy to recycle. Of course it is beneficial. The lazy ones don’t believe in it.

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    COWBOY7  over 11 years ago

    Decisions, decisions…………………….

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    mrgromit  over 11 years ago

    Darky, some are BS, I agree. However, I’ve never seen the facts that they bring up in this one refuted. Their second-hand smoke episode is right on as well.

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