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Old 05-03-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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I have a large grocery bag full of aluminum foil which I would like to recycle. Is there any local town or county recycling center, or company, which takes used foil?

I read conflicting information on this; it appears some municipalities elsewhere do recycle foil yet Alcoa says there is no process to recycle it. I don't understand why it cannot be recycled; any food residue would certainly burn off whne melted down.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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See thread marked "CFL's". I posted the address of full service recycling places in Meck Cty. I don't know why they don't recycle aluminum foil.

I had to laugh last night on the news that Meck Cty for 2010 is getting a new recycling program and you'll have an actual trash can that you can dump all of your recyclables in and they will be picking it up every other week instead of evey week, no more bins. Let's see, that's probably only 20 years behind the city we left in CA. Good Lord.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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In Dublin where I am from the trash truck has a weighing scales on there and it weighs what you are dumping and you get charged for it. Recyclables are free so needless to say everyone recycles and their trash bins are almost empty. But glad to see that Charlotte is trying.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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In Dublin where I am from the trash truck has a weighing scales on there and it weighs what you are dumping and you get charged for it. Recyclables are free so needless to say everyone recycles and their trash bins are almost empty. But glad to see that Charlotte is trying.
I worked with guy one time, he was originally from Cork.

Yes I am glad they are improving the system, hoping it carries out in Union Cty too. We recycled so much more in CA. I am the recycle police at home and get DH all the time.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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See thread marked "CFL's". I posted the address of full service recycling places in Meck Cty. I don't know why they don't recycle aluminum foil.

I had to laugh last night on the news that Meck Cty for 2010 is getting a new recycling program and you'll have an actual trash can that you can dump all of your recyclables in and they will be picking it up every other week instead of evey week, no more bins. Let's see, that's probably only 20 years behind the city we left in CA. Good Lord.
It may be 20 years behind CA, but it's light years ahead of some places I've lived. Some places require recyclables to be sorted. Hell, some places dont even offer recycling. I salute the city for being proactive, and making the process as painless as possible!
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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It may be 20 years behind CA, but it's light years ahead of some places I've lived. Some places require recyclables to be sorted. Hell, some places dont even offer recycling. I salute the city for being proactive, and making the process as painless as possible!
Oh, I think it's great too, believe me. I'll tell ya one thing Charlotte has that So Cal doesn't and never will, a nice blue sky, ahhhh.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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It may be 20 years behind CA, but it's light years ahead of some places I've lived. Some places require recyclables to be sorted. Hell, some places dont even offer recycling. I salute the city for being proactive, and making the process as painless as possible!
This is what reall p's me off. I cut up boxes and put them in the recycle bin, just like they say cut into 3x3 squares. Sometimes they take them and sometimes they don't, today they pulled them out and tossed them on the lawn for the "trash" guys! It's like 50/50 with these guys, I don't get it.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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Well I for one am glad that recycling is not mandatory. I have no desire to wash out bottles & jars & sort paper & cardboard. The nice 90 gallon rolling bin that the city provides is happy to accept everything put in it & the trash truck happily gobbles it all.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:06 AM
 
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Another thing our city did in CA was a brown trash can for yard waste. Of course we had no where near what we have here, but because the city had a great recycling program and yard waste program they saved a ton of money because they weren't putting it in the landfill.
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