posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 01:12 AM
A roomate was telling me last night, about how recycling really works. Thought others would fidn this rather interesting.
My roomate, his brother, works for the recycling and garbage trucks in my city. When recycling was started, in 1990, it was promised to us, that it
would drop taxes and it did, 10%. I was taught BY pamphlets my city gave me, to seperate everything..newspapers from cans ect. Past few years, the
city did away with the blue bins, and required us to have a smaller recycling bin on wheels, kinda like a plastic trash bin on wheels, and a seperate
bigger container, for garbage, the trucks use to hook onto it, lift it up, eliminatiing human lifting. Liability stuff.
Since about 2002, we have had a sewer tax in my city, like $55 a year. thats 12% tax increase. He tells me, at the recycling station, all the
garbage and recycables are put into the same truck, mixed together, and sent to NJ. I read online 2 years ago, our garbage goes to a landfill in Ohio.
Now, it goes to NJ for incineration. garbage burns at a certain temperature, aluminum burns at differnt temeprature, cardbaord ect ect. I wasnt aware,
thats how recycables are really preped.
His brother, didnt pay his sewer tax for many years, so over time, it was at $9,000 he owed in back sewer taxes. In court, the judge asked him
whats goin on not paying your taxes. They put a lean on his home* his answer to the judge....yuor honor, i work for the city garbage and recycling, i
see how it really works....the judge cleared the courtroom, took a 5 minute recess. came back out and dismised his $9,000 tax. but he did have to pay
Apparently, the judge new what was goin on too, ya know? it makes me wonder HOW much of our recycables are really being recycled at all, or is it
all being incinerated? the catch is... that 10% drop in taxes, the city wanted it back* and found a loophole to get that 10% back pluys 2% more, per
household. see it?
Its not my state of CT recycling anything at all! they dont care about recycling..The sewer tax was an excuse, to get the 10% back via recycling,
yet the state does none of it at all!!! it goes to NJ* were paying for a service we dont use/do!
that isnt fair, and would lvoe to wrrite my mayor/congressman regarding this.
Thought this would be some kinda awesome info on what goes on behind closed doors and the scam and scheme of things we dont know about.
whats everyones thoughts and ideas?