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FAIRFAX COUNTY RECYCLING SCANDAL: RECYCLED GLASS IS ACTUALLY DUMPED IN LANDFILL!
Posted by: Siesta Club ()
Date: April 11, 2019 09:14PM

" In Northern Virginia, glass collected in curbside recycling bins is sent to recycling facilities where it eventually ends up in landfills. During the transportation process to the facility glass is broken and becomes mixed with recycling residue (small bits of plastic and paper) as part of the sorting process, making it unrecoverable."

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/news/regional-approach-glass-recycling-leads-creation-purple-can-club?fbclid=IwAR2fXymqc2G4kdjyn8B5l8A5RaNcky1BOQjfuXZ2g-eh_zSP9yF2P4y2Y1M

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Re: FAIRFAX COUNTY RECYCLING SCANDAL: RECYCLED GLASS IS ACTUALLY DUMPED IN LANDFILL!
Posted by: you need to get out more ()
Date: April 11, 2019 09:25PM

You don't get out much. Most jurisdictions in this country don't recycle anymore. It costs too much.

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Re: FAIRFAX COUNTY RECYCLING SCANDAL: RECYCLED GLASS IS ACTUALLY DUMPED IN LANDFILL!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: April 11, 2019 09:27PM

no shit. this was obvious.

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Re: FAIRFAX COUNTY RECYCLING SCANDAL: RECYCLED GLASS IS ACTUALLY DUMPED IN LANDFILL!
Posted by: shhhh don't tell Monkey Cnty ()
Date: April 11, 2019 10:28PM

you need to get out more Wrote:
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> You don't get out much. Most jurisdictions in this
> country don't recycle anymore. It costs too much.


http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/montgomery-county-pay-as-you-throw-program-could-make-recycling-more-worthwhile

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Re: FAIRFAX COUNTY RECYCLING SCANDAL: RECYCLED GLASS IS ACTUALLY DUMPED IN LANDFILL!
Posted by: local liberal ()
Date: April 12, 2019 10:31AM

shhhh don't tell Monkey Cnty Wrote:
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> you need to get out more Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > You don't get out much. Most jurisdictions in
> this
> > country don't recycle anymore. It costs too
> much.
>
>
> http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/montgomery-c
> ounty-pay-as-you-throw-program-could-make-recyclin
> g-more-worthwhile


That's the Maryland solution, a new tax.

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Re: FAIRFAX COUNTY RECYCLING SCANDAL: RECYCLED GLASS IS ACTUALLY DUMPED IN LANDFILL!
Posted by: capitalist ()
Date: April 12, 2019 11:30AM

Not A scandal. It's an opportunity for an entrepreneur.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqXC_rqQWQ8

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Re: FAIRFAX COUNTY RECYCLING SCANDAL: RECYCLED GLASS IS ACTUALLY DUMPED IN LANDFILL!
Posted by: Not Even News ()
Date: April 12, 2019 11:44AM

In my neighborhood the trash company has had such a hard time getting and keeping workers that it is not unusual for them to dump the trash and recyclables in the same truck. Plus what they can get for recycled materials is peanuts.

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Re: FAIRFAX COUNTY RECYCLING SCANDAL: RECYCLED GLASS IS ACTUALLY DUMPED IN LANDFILL!
Posted by: Recycler ()
Date: April 12, 2019 02:45PM

Why separate bottles and jars from our regular trash if they are all going to the same landfill?

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Re: FAIRFAX COUNTY RECYCLING SCANDAL: RECYCLED GLASS IS ACTUALLY DUMPED IN LANDFILL!
Posted by: th6up ()
Date: April 12, 2019 02:50PM

Makes single-stream separation easier/better to the extent that it's done.

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Re: FAIRFAX COUNTY RECYCLING SCANDAL: RECYCLED GLASS IS ACTUALLY DUMPED IN LANDFILL!
Posted by: Srsly? ()
Date: April 14, 2019 08:29PM

you need to get out more Wrote:
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> You don't get out much. Most jurisdictions in this
> country don't recycle anymore. It costs too much.

"Anymore"? Try forever.

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Re: FAIRFAX COUNTY RECYCLING SCANDAL: RECYCLED GLASS IS ACTUALLY DUMPED IN LANDFILL!
Posted by: Slow Learner ()
Date: April 14, 2019 09:50PM

Recycler Wrote:
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> Why separate bottles and jars from our regular
> trash if they are all going to the same landfill?


Exactly.

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Re: FAIRFAX COUNTY RECYCLING SCANDAL: RECYCLED GLASS IS ACTUALLY DUMPED IN LANDFILL!
Posted by: hj6vp ()
Date: April 14, 2019 10:15PM

Siesta Club Wrote:
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> " In Northern Virginia, glass collected in
> curbside recycling bins is sent to recycling
> facilities where it eventually ends up in
> landfills. During the transportation process to
> the facility glass is broken and becomes mixed
> with recycling residue (small bits of plastic and
> paper) as part of the sorting process, making it
> unrecoverable."
>
> https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/news/reg
> ional-approach-glass-recycling-leads-creation-purp
> le-can-club?fbclid=IwAR2fXymqc2G4kdjyn8B5l8A5RaNck
> y1BOQjfuXZ2g-eh_zSP9yF2P4y2Y1M

If only we had a technology to remove debris from glass. We could call it rinsing maybe. We could use this to clean other things as well.

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