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Recycling

Does anyone know if WMI in the Metro Atlanta area (specifically: Woodstock, Cherokee county) actually recycles anything? Anything at all? Because the last few times the recycling truck has come by our house, the guy has dumped the contents of our recycling bin into our trash can. And we get charged a $3/month fee for that privilege.

Needless to say, we are not happy. We make an effort to segregate our recyclables, only putting in the paper, cardboard, metal, and number 1 & 2 plastics that they supposedly accept, and now I find out that our efforts are a waste (no pun intended). Today, with all of the trash we generated from Thanksgiving, we had enough recyclables to fill up an entire trashcan. And instead of getting recycled like we think it should, it’s going to go into a landfill. I guess I’m going to have to call them tomorrow and cancel our recycling pickup service.

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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4 Responses to Recycling

  1. Roger says:

    Woodstock now uses Advanced Disposal and does not charge extra for recycling. But I remember when Waste Management had the city contract, We saw the exact thing you did. BTW, we watched Penn and Teller’s “Bullshit” program on Showtime. They claimed and had evidence that recyling (except for aluminum cans) uses more energy and resources than it saves. They interviewed a Clemson professor who backed them up on this. What do you think?

  2. jeff says:

    recycling is important; fight back; find a way of recycling. I live in Asheville and take my recycling to Walmart. Its not just a good thing but the right thing.
    jm

  3. Steve says:

    I live in Altoona, PA, and I use Waste Mgmt. too. I also have noticed that they seem to dump everything into the same truck regardless of how we separate. Even though we were told that recycling pick-up is only on “even numbered mondays.” We have only recently switched to WM and I haven’t had a chance to look into it yet. Interested in a video follow-along expose? Perhaps (as you are in GA) this is a standard WM corporate practice…

  4. Bill says:

    I own a samll hauling co and make every effort to recycle however there are things that cannot be recycled safe bets are newspaper, chip board ( ceral boxes and craccker boxes ect ) FLATTNED, occ (brown card booard)FLATTNED and tyed and bundles, aluminum and tin cans FLATTNED,and plastic containers and bottles 1-7 remove caps wash out and squeeze flat, NO Bags flims wraps or plastic ware or mfg items. NO junk mail NO scrap metalKEEP it clean and dry Capital Waste Systems 770-640-5088 serving metro Atlanmta areas

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