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Old 07-08-2018, 08:25 AM
 
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It's annoying to see so much trash in recycling bins. Most people can't be bothered to learn what is recyclable. Other people just use recycling bins as trash bins. I try and spend a lot of time sorting my recycling and it frustrates me to see the bins so "polluted", thereby negating my efforts.


Why can't trash companies refuse to pick up "contaminated" recycling bins? This would send the message to residents to do a better job sorting their recycling.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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It's annoying to see so much trash in recycling bins. Most people can't be bothered to learn what is recyclable. Other people just use recycling bins as trash bins. I try and spend a lot of time sorting my recycling and it frustrates me to see the bins so "polluted", thereby negating my efforts.


Why can't trash companies refuse to pick up "contaminated" recycling bins? This would send the message to residents to do a better job sorting their recycling.
Ppl r F-ing idiots.

Plain and F-ing simple

That infuriates the F out of me

Put **** where it belongs!

Some ppl just need to get F-ing yelled at.....
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:45 AM
 
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So many of my coworkers throw their recyclables in the trash even though the recycle bin is literally right next to it. Such f'ing morons, and too lazy to do the simplest things like that. A lot of them also litter right outside of the job
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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They dont pay attention or dont care. It takes no time at all to read the bin saying what goes in it. Many dont even bother with the bins. They set down discarded trash by trees, the curb or the famous "put it by the sewer grate."
I hope the next person who does that gets grabbed by Pennywise.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Ppl r F-ing idiots.


^^^^^^That says it all.
Scary thought is that people too stupid to tell a cardboard box from a plate of leftover spaghetti are allowed into a voting booth.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: New Jersey and hating it
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First world problems. If trash in the wrong container is the biggest of your problems, then you have it too easy.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:19 AM
 
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First world problems. If trash in the wrong container is the biggest of your problems, then you have it too easy.
We only get 1 Earth, we can't afford to ruin it
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Parkchester.
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We only get 1 Earth, we can't afford to ruin it
Antinimby is down with the trump crew, so he doesn’t believe in scientific crap like global warming.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Eric Forman's basement
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First world problems. If trash in the wrong container is the biggest of your problems, then you have it too easy.
This is a big problem because if nine people recycle correctly and the tenth person doesn't, that whole bunch of it is contaminated and has to go to the landfill. That is a shame and a waste of time and effort.
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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I don't think much that is supposed to be recycled in NYC actually is. The fact that China stopped taking recyclable material has essentially destroyed the market for this stuff. Most if it is likely just getting landfilled anyway.
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