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If not, why not?
As a lot of you know, my husband, son and I moved from Florida to upstate NY almost a year ago. In Florida, everyone I know and everywhere you go, people recycle. It's just the way it is and thankfully, it's the norm. Even a lot of apartment complexes, who used to only offer a dumpster for all trash, have started offering recycling options. So this town where we live now, it's run totally differently. Whereas in Florida, your city taxes pay for garbage and recycling (and the containers), here, you shop around and find your own company, hire them and it's a totally seperate bill to pay every month. So I immediately did that. I notice that not everyone recycles. I see lots of garbage cans out every week (different companies come on different days) but I only see a handful of recycling bins. In fact, my MIL and FIL don't hire a company at all. They take their trash up to his dad's house once a week and burn it, even though burning garbage is illegal here. They drive an hour and a half round trip, once a week, to avoid paying $20 a month.
So do you recycle? If not, I'm just curious as to why. With landfills at their limits and with space for new landfills becoming scarce, I just don't get why anyone wouldn't want to at least try and save the planet. Just a little. And this really isn't meant to be a debate. I'm just curious to see why some people wouldn't do it.