NYC Says: Quit Stealing My Trash. REALLY!?!?!

  • Aug 2, 2013

New York is Getting Tough on Stealing Recyclables–How Strange!

stealing of trash seems tobe a big propblem in New YorkAustin, Texas:  I just read an article about how the New York City council has passed a law to get tougher on the stealing of recyclables in the city.

They claim it is a long-standing problem and the legislation carries both civil and criminal fines of $1,000 for each instance of illegally removing recyclables.

Obviously rival “gangs” are stealing recyclables and taking them to get recycled–because of the high recycling fees they can earn.

National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) estimates the theft of recyclables in New York City, particularly cardboard, costs carters $8 million to $10 million annually.

This whole law seems silly.

The goal of encouraging recycling is to reduce landfill waste.

Obviously this trash is getting recycled–but one group or another.

Recyclable trash thefts.  Who would have thought this would ever have become an issue?

It seems that NYC should just look the other way and not get involved.

Or am I missing something (like political donations from NSWMA or some other group)?

Here in Texas, it reads funny!

If anybody wants to take my recyclable from my blue recycling bin and recycle it elsewhere–go ahead!

Just be sure to recycle it!


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