Friday, 20 July 2018 12:26

Letter from County Waste: Increase in Recycling Fees

I received this letter from County Waste regarding an additional $5 monthly fee for recycling pickup service. 

See also, related article: China Throws Recycling Scam in the Trash.  

Actual text from the letter as follows:

June 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

As many of you are aware, recycling programs in the United States have come under fire over the last year. Our costs to provide the service since 1988 were largely provided by the sale of the products we recycled. Unfortunately, the payment received has turned into a bill to accept. This situation has forced us to reconsider or rework the mechanics of the program.

Effective August 1st, 2018 we must now charge to provide this service. Your next statement will include a $5.00 per month fee to continue to recycle with us. (Editor's Note:  Unfortunately, this letter was dated June 2018 but not recieved until July 2018 with our August bill.)

You have the option to not recycle, however, in most cases it would require a larger trash container ·which is about the same increase monthly.

These are trying times in the recycling world. We look forward to government stimulation of some kind to balance the integrity. (Editor's Note: I hope that the government does NOT get involved and "balance the integrity" - can you believe the language he's using, here?)

Sincerely yours,
Scott Earl
Owner

Nate

Disclaimer: The ideas expressed below are the personal thoughts and opinions of Nate Covington and do not necessarily reflect the position of Barrett Township or the Board of Auditors.

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