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Old 12-02-2019, 10:33 PM
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South of 44, we don't even have the option of recycling. All of our trash goes to one place, which claims to be turning it into energy production--but it's designed to burn all the stuff that can't easily be recycled. It would be great if The Villages would at least provide drop points down here for things like glass and aluminum. (News flash: they don't.)
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:04 AM
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I'm sorry but you are misinformed. There is money in recycling, not to mention the benefits to the environment in conserving energy and natural resources. Oregon is a model state for recycling. Perhaps Florida should model their recycling efforts after a program that works very well.
Can you help me understand by citing reliable sources for "Recycling Profitability" If so, why are most political subdivisions dumping the stuff in regular landfills?
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South of 44, we don't even have the option of recycling. All of our trash goes to one place, which claims to be turning it into energy production--but it's designed to burn all the stuff that can't easily be recycled. It would be great if The Villages would at least provide drop points down here for things like glass and aluminum. (News flash: they don't.)
Where is there the option of recycling that you wish for?

It would be great if "The Villages" did this or that, but the bill has to be paid by someone.
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:12 AM
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South of 44, we don't even have the option of recycling. All of our trash goes to one place, which claims to be turning it into energy production--but it's designed to burn all the stuff that can't easily be recycled. It would be great if The Villages would at least provide drop points down here for things like glass and aluminum. (News flash: they don't.)
Burning the stuff IS energy production. It is used for fuel. Waste Management is known for this, at the Waste Management golf tournament, almost 100% of the trash generated by participants and spectators is re-purposed as fuel, which converts to steam energy.
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Burning the stuff IS energy production. It is used for fuel. Waste Management is known for this, at the Waste Management golf tournament, almost 100% of the trash generated by participants and spectators is re-purposed as fuel, which converts to steam energy.
The one in Phoenix?
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Old 12-03-2019, 02:17 PM
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The one in Phoenix?
The Phoenix Open, yes. But I misread the info: it's 100% of the materials used for the tournament is EITHER recycled, donated, converted into energy, or composted. So it's not all converted to fuel. But it is a zero-waste campaign and they have been doing it for 8 years in a row.

Point being - it's doable, it's profitable, it's handled by the people who already handle your garbage (at least up here in Lady Lake), and it's not even a new thing.
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:29 AM
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Perhaps, there is a parcel of land near the prison where we could accommodate a trash to energy plant owned by TV. Then we could all enjoy the benefits of trash burning.
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:48 PM
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I'm sorry but you are misinformed. There is money in recycling, not to mention the benefits to the environment in conserving energy and natural resources. Oregon is a model state for recycling. Perhaps Florida should model their recycling efforts after a program that works very well.
Or not as much:

Oregonians are recycling less while generating more waste, report says - oregonlive.com

Seems Oregon is having the same issues as everyone else and the residents are no longer cooperating.
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