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Old 01-26-2008, 12:03 PM
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Carpe Diem - Can you tell me the area of Alphraetta you live in? My boyfriend and I are moving soon and he will be working in that area so we are considering Alphraetta but do not know much about the neighborhoods. Are there a lot of young people in the area?
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by atlantagreg30127 View Post
As a side note, do these towns and cities actually inspect what the recycling companies are doing to make sure they are doing it?

Channel 2 and 5 used to do stories every-other year where they would follow the trash guys after they picked up recycled items. They would put them in the special compartments on the trash trucks as specified, but when the news crews followed them, they wound up going to dumps and dumping the recycled items into the general trash along with everything else.

Of course, once confronted, the waste companies would act surprised, promise heads would roll, and that they would get back on it, but a couple years will pass, they'll redo the stories, and catch them all back doing the same thing. I think this was why Powder Springs (where I live) gave up door to door recycling pickup altogether... they simply were not actually recycling the stuff!

I'm sure there are companies that really do what they say, but are there any online check-up or inspection reports anyone is aware of that show if they are doing their jobs or not? Is there even a government department that checks up on them at all?
We have Waste Management also, and they send a separate truck out for recycling materials. I agree with the other posters, it's ridiculous how little recycling is available here. Plastic and paper, but not cardboard or glass.
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:37 PM
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Our Sandy Springs Whole Foods has a limited recycling area...I would check Harry's and the Alpharetta Whole Foods to see if that is convenient for you. Our W-M trucks pick up cardboard, newspaper, glass and #1/#2 plastics...not sure why yours don't.
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