[rescue] Re: recycling
james at jdfogg.com
Tue Sep 21 10:54:52 CDT 2004
On Tue, 2004-09-21 at 11:47, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> > From: Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net>
> > Date: 2004/09/21 Tue PM 02:21:45 GMT
> > To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> > Subject: Re: [rescue] Re: recycling
> > On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 02:22:04PM +0000, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> > > that they are NOT going to slowly turn into compost in a man-made
> > > hillside somewhere in Pennsylvania...
> > And those of us in PA appreciate it.
> 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! ;^)
My house in Schuylkill county has 5 landfills within 5 miles of it. I
hate landfills. My NH trash is burned and turned into electricity, but I
will still pull all I can from the trash for recycling. I made my
brother drive all the way up from MA just to get a Laserjet 2P so it
wouldn't go in the trash.
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