You may remember a story a few months ago in which I discussed recycling options in Charlottesville and Albemarle. It used to be that there were no options, then there was one and now there are a few.
Individual trash stickers for 13-gallon and 32-gallon trash bags are available in the City Hall Lobby and at many convenience and grocery stores in the Charlottesville area.
If you want proof that there’s a market for recycling in Albemarle, look at this picture. The green trash cans are provided by the firm that provides curbside recycling; blue by the one who doesn’t. 90 days ago, these cans were all blue.
People want to recycle; it just has to be convenient to get the masses to adopt.
Then read about the absurd lawsuit by the local government
mob waste authority trying to put the kibosh on the company that provides the destination for curbside, un-sorted recycling.
There’s surely more to the story, but at what point does government realize that they are obsolete?
Either way, it seems that the market is showing that given the choice, people will recycle in Charlottesville and Albemarle.
* free in that people pay taxes.
** I’d think a paid journalist might want to follow up on this story; talk to trash companies and ask what they’ve seen since they’ve started offering curbside recycling and ask the ones that don’t why they don’t follow.