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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    To be fair, if garbage prices really were too expensive, people would be composting/recycling to save money on their own. But then you would have a different problem.

    Cleveland did something like this about 10 years ago. They put out tons of adverts and notices for people to conserve water. People listened, and the city rewarded them by doubling water rates due to "lower consumption".
    Living in the utopia that is Cleveland should be reward enough.
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    Living in the utopia that is Cleveland should be reward enough.
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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Seattle residents if you don't like laws created by the city,[ trash pickup is not a right] then get rid of the city counsel and elect a new one which will repeal such laws.

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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    I have a question about this: Who gets to use the compost?? I'm big fan of composting and I understand just how much compost a household can produce in a year. I actually have to haul out dirt from my raised bed garden every year to have room for the compost I produce. So if you take a city the size of Seattle and require everyone to compost, that's a LOT of compost. Most people can't use that much compost, especially, if they're apartment dwellers. So, who's getting this "black gold"?
    Do people that live in apartments use compost for anything?

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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    Seattle residents if you don't like laws created by the city,[ trash pickup is not a right] then get rid of the city counsel and elect a new one which will repeal such laws.
    Well there you have it.
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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Do people that live in apartments use compost for anything?
    Excellent question.
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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    I wonder if the incidence of littering will go up.

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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

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    Wut?

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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    To be fair, if garbage prices really were too expensive, people would be composting/recycling to save money on their own. But then you would have a different problem.

    Cleveland did something like this about 10 years ago. They put out tons of adverts and notices for people to conserve water. People listened, and the city rewarded them by doubling water rates due to "lower consumption".
    The same thing will happen with gasoline as cars become more fuel efficient. We can also expect a nice bump in utility prices should the electric car ever become a viable alternative. Governments at every level have a certain amount of money that they need to collect one way or another. If enough people quit smoking, the revenue from tobacco taxes dries up. If fuel consumption decreases, the revenue from gasoline taxes decreases with it, and so on. It's simply a matter of finding something new to tax or increasing the tax rate on something that is already taxed to balance out the lost revenue.

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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    I have a question about this: Who gets to use the compost?? I'm big fan of composting and I understand just how much compost a household can produce in a year. I actually have to haul out dirt from my raised bed garden every year to have room for the compost I produce. So if you take a city the size of Seattle and require everyone to compost, that's a LOT of compost. Most people can't use that much compost, especially, if they're apartment dwellers. So, who's getting this "black gold"?
    In our area, they collect green waste, make compost, then sell it to those who want it. They also make ground cover out of bark and shredded tree limbs. I suppose the local farmers buy a lot of it as well.
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