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3/29/09 11:04 A

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I heard a story on NPR that recycled materials are losing their wholesale value, so recyclers are losing money. The interviewer indicated that this is where municipalities really need to push the "green value" over "monetary value" to encourage folks to recycle more so it's still profitable for the recyclers.

No trouble here except one of the local recycling drop off sites is being abused, so the company is threatening to shut it down. We have biweekly pickup except for cardboard.

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BRIDIE5 Posts: 8,121
3/21/09 9:01 A

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I do know that for awhile aluminum and scrap metals were fetching a pretty price so no problem getting someone to take them. Now? They're a glut on the market, the centers ours sent local stuff to once collected are full, and don't at present want more.

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3/20/09 8:46 P

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NOt yet. here in St Pete they are not having problems yet, but they are forseen problems if the ecoomy does not pick up soon..

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BRIDIE5 Posts: 8,121
3/20/09 3:56 P

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Thanks for your comments everyone! Lolageek, I think perhaps it does..

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3/20/09 3:04 P

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In Boulder the city recycling is continuing but one of our zero waste non profs ( ecocycle.org/ )
got hit really hard recently. They sell a good deal of the recyclable material overseas and with things being they way they have they lost that revenue generating source. So it is with baited breath that some of us are waiting to see what will happen to them. I don't know if their issue connects to yours... it all depends on where your recycling went for processing.

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3/20/09 1:48 P

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Here in NJ my township takes 1 and 2 plastics, glass and paper, cardboard. I've heard of other areas making you take stuff to a recycling plant yourself.

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SARAHGMD Posts: 834
3/20/09 11:49 A

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Not that I know of. I'll have to ramp up making sure I'm buying recycled.

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3/20/09 11:10 A

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not an issue in sf, but good luck! that is so frustrating! i wish more cities and towns could have better programs. i feel really lucky to live where i do!

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3/20/09 10:29 A

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Not in my community (outside Boston) but remember hearing someone else complain of that. So sad!

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3/20/09 10:11 A

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are having a problem lately getting rid of their recyclables? We have mandatory recycling here in our small town, something Dh and I support 100%. However, recently our recycling center at the land fill can't find anyone to take the recycled materials. Any other towns having that issue?

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