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Old 04-26-2011, 09:38 AM
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According to the Sumter County, FL, government website, Sumter County does not provide curbside recycling. I'm confused by some who say they have a special day for recycling in Sumter County. Is it something exclusively for TV?

I agree 100 percent with GeorgeT.
Old 04-26-2011, 12:01 PM
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I do recycle but question its benefits except for toxic materials which i believe need special handling.

When TV began recycling my main objection was that they were billing me extra and I was doing the work for them. In MN we recycled but the comapnies collecting gave you a discount on your bill...nice incentive. Also had special containers, etc. With the economy down recyclers wer not even staying even but it may be better now. I gladly carry my oil, old batteries, etc to the recyling area on rolling acres road.
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My wife makes me recycle! I wish they would pickup twice a week instead of the garbage, I seem to have more brown bottles.
Old 04-26-2011, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rubicon View Post
I do recycle but question its benefits except for toxic materials which i believe need special handling.

I was doing the work for them. .
How much work is it?
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohiogirl View Post
You can't use a paper bag, must use a clear plastic one. Paper would be picked up as trash, and not recycled.
I have placed newspapers in cardboard boxes and/or paper bags. neither of these were in clear plastic bags and both were removed by the recycling truck.Guess the one on my street is a renegade!
Old 04-27-2011, 07:50 AM
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Where I lived in Michigan, we actually paid a private company to do curbside pickup of recylables. That only lasted a short time, as there were not enough people on the route to make it worthwhile. So we took our "stuff" to a drop off site. When we moved here, we wished TV had something, but we still took our stuff to the Marion County center off of 42 in Weirsdale, and dropped our newspapers at a church bin. We still crush our aluminum cans and bring them to the Lion's bins at the postal station. I love having the curbside pickup, and the cost is practically nothing. We always have twice as much recylables than garbage. For me, it's an obligation to future generations to recycle as much as possible.
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don't take the few extra minutes to help the future of this planet is a mystery...I have a neice who just turned 18 & she would be extremely hurt if I didn't . So please folks seperate your trash for future generations!!
How Wasteful the Older Generation Was ...

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she
should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags werent good for
the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, We didnt
have the green thing back in my day.

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. The former generation
did not care enough to save our environment."

He was right, that generation didnt have the green thing in its day.

Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soda bottles and beer
bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to
be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles
over and over. So they really were recycled.

But they didnt have the green thing back in that customer's day.

In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didnt have an
escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the
grocery store and didnt climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time
they had to go two blocks.

But she was right. They didnt have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the babys diapers because they didnt have the
throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an
energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts wind
and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down
clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that old lady is right, they didnt have the green thing back in
her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house not a TV in every
room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a hankerchief, not a
screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, they blended
and stirred by hand because they didnt have electric machines to do
everything for you.

When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used a
wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not styrofoam or plastic bubble

Back then, they didnt fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut
the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They
exercised by working so they didnt need to go to a health club to run
on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But shes right, they didnt have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty instead of using a
cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They
refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and
they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the
whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But they didnt have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes
to school or rode the school bus instead of turning their moms into a
24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not
an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances.

And they didnt need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from
satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful the old
folks were just because they didn't have the green thing back then?
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