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  1. MissOptimistic
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    Smile Recycling Question!

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    I am not sure where this belongs, but I'm assuming here!

    I am looking into our recycling program, and I saw that it's 2.46/month added on to our normal bill. I've never lived somewhere where you paid an extra monthly fee to recycle, so I'm just wondering if this is normal...

    To clarify: I'm talking about paying for the recycling being picked up from my house, on garbage day. Not using a drop off station. It was still free where I used to live...

    If you live off-post and you recycle, do you recycle for free or for fee? (Poll!)
    If you pay, please let me know how much, if you don't mind!

    Also, does anyone know if you are allowed to dump recyclables at the on post centers if you live off post? TIA!
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    I get paid to recycle... I'm so confused. Why would I PAY to recycle?
    We make about $20+ bucks per month by recycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by honeybun View Post
    I get paid to recycle... I'm so confused. Why would I PAY to recycle?
    We make about $20+ bucks per month by recycling.
    Errr... Darnit. Maybe I should add that this is recycling pick up, from my house? I don't know if that makes a difference!
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    Well, we pay for the pick up but there isn't any choice in the matter. We pay one rate for trash and recycling pick up and you can't choose one or the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissOptimistic View Post
    Errr... Darnit. Maybe I should add that this is recycling pick up, from my house? I don't know if that makes a difference!
    Oh, okay. I get it. I don't know about on base (everyone I know on base takes their own recycling off base to get $) but in AZ we had recycling pickup and it's included, everyone is issued a trash bin and a recycling bin. Never heard of paying for pick up before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sindorella View Post
    Well, we pay for the pick up but there isn't any choice in the matter. We pay one rate for trash and recycling pick up and you can't choose one or the other.
    This is what I was thinking of. Where I used to live it was one rate for trash and recycling, but you didn't have to use recycling. That's what I was expecting here. It seems pretty messed up to me that they charge extra, but maybe I'm just weird
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissOptimistic View Post
    This is what I was thinking of. Where I used to live it was one rate for trash and recycling, but you didn't have to use recycling. That's what I was expecting here. It seems pretty messed up to me that they charge extra, but maybe I'm just weird
    Yeah, the extra charge is odd. Here it's like... This is what you pay, here are your two cans, you can either use them both or just use trash but you don't get a discount if you don't have recycling picked up.
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    Recycling is free but I pay about $20 every 3 months for them to pick up garbage/rent the huge container. I can also be fined for NOT recycling...thank you San Francisco.

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    In Cleveland we never had to pay for recycling, just put it out on the right side of the tree lawn and they come and pick it up.

    In Phoenix however we don't even have recycling! So dumb! I live in a place with an association, and they put it on the ballet every once in a while. It keeps getting voted down! Why? Because there would be a one time fee of like $30-40 for a can, and (Gasp!) we would have one less garbage pick up day a week.
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    The charge could be to offset what they had to pay to buy a recycling truck, or for the extra man power, instead of adding it to taxes.
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