[rescue] Re: recycling

Ethan O'Toole ethan at 757tech.net
Tue Sep 21 10:44:18 CDT 2004

> There was one town near me (Langhorne/Bucks County) that was making A LOT
> of money off the trash business, to the point that their property taxes
> were way under market rates. Then, one day, the landfill filled-up!
> You wouldn't believe the ruckus that ensued, when their property taxes
> were about to go up an unimaginable multiple in the next year or two... I
> think they were also stuck because they are only allowed to raise taxes by
> a certain percentage each year without voter approval, and you can't
> imagine how unlikely it was that voters would agree to raise their taxes
> an obscene amount - the only alternative was to drastically cut services,
> which also tee'd off the locals...
> Fun (to watch, not to be a part of! ;^)

We actually have city parks that were once landfills.

There are two.

Oh, and it's called "Mount Trashmore"

I'm dead serious.


Mount Trashmore II isn't open yet.

It's much bigger.

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