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View Poll Results: What's your stance on recycling?
I recycle! 41 73.21%
Never have, never will! 2 3.57%
I don't recycle, but I've thought about it... 2 3.57%
I don't recycle, but I would if I had a bin. 7 12.50%
I used to recycle, but my dog (or neighbor) ate my bin! 1 1.79%
Recycling is a sin. 1 1.79%
I don't care. 2 3.57%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-25-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Old article, but makes some strong points. If anyone has newer numbers please post them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/29/us/29recycle.html

The bustling metropolis of Houston only recycles 2.6% of its waste, the article says. Some say it's not really part of Houstonian culture.

I agree with Bill White's statement that "Houstonians are skeptical of anything that appears to be oversold or exaggerated. But Houstonians can change, and change fast.”

In my opinion, Houston is not really the trendiest city, and to a certain extent, I believe it keeps the pretentiousness to a minimum. I agree again though that once something catches on in this city, it usually sticks, and in recent times, I think most things have been changing for the better.

The one thing I couldn't believe is that 25,000 people in the city have been waiting for recycling bins, but never got them, because the city "cannot afford more bins." That just seems a bit outrageous considering the fact that Houston is one of the wealthiest cities in the US.

Could/Should recycling be the next big thing for Houston?

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Old 02-25-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I'm in Katy and we have a recycling bin provided to us by the M.U.D. We recycle newspapers, cans, bottles, plastics, cardboard, and paper. It gets picked up weekly.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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Yes, we recycle. I also compost organic materials...
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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We here in the US do not recycle enough, but is a nice start.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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the next big thing for Houston?
wow.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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the next big thing for Houston?
wow.
Is not just for Houston - it should be done everywhere.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:50 AM
 
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What was the previous big thing for Houston? Earthtone wall color?
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Tricity
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What was the previous big thing for Houston? Earthtone wall color?
So far I know that is not any kind of "big thing" for Houston, because similar programs are implemented in other cities across Texas ( and sure in other states too). Nothing wrong with it, though.
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Old 02-26-2010, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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My neighborhood recycles. BUT....the bins are overflowing all the time and when we have a windy day, then paper is blowing all down the street. Unlike the backdoor trash pickup we have twice a week, we have to put the recycle bins down at the curb, where the wind gusts more. Because of the TRASH, our neighborhood is considering ending recycling.

So, we recycle and LITTER to. They need Those Large Green bins the size of the city trash cans.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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I recycle my paper. I take it to UH and put it in the recycle bins there. Sometimes I go to the recycling place off Newcastle in Bellaire. I am not consistent though because it is a hassle. I wish my apartment complex would take it up and give us bins.
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