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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    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.
    already happening.....the average family sedan now gets about twice the mileage from those of the 60's and 70's. OTOH, there are probably twice the cars on the road. The USA has always had cheaper fuel than those in the EU, but owning a car there is not as common as here.
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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    It's hard to remember to do this when you're stoned out of your gourd.

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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

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    Big Gov Nanny State strikes again.
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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

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    The single most definitive trait of the left is control. This is how it starts.

    Wish I could say this wasn't commonplace in California, there are govt workers who make the rounds looking for people watering their lawns or washing their cars, or using plastic bags, etc. The govt encourages people to snitch-and they do.

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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    What's so hard about doing these things that a city needs to baby its people...
    We must have different definitions of what "babying" is. This is just force.

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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

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    SEATTLE: Seattle to fine residents for not composting | National Business News | The Bellingham Herald

    Seattle Public Utilities asked the council to consider the ordinance because the agency is falling short of its recycling and composting goals. The council vote was 9-to-0. No public hearing was required.
    Why no public hearing? Ok, it wasn't required. So? Ethically, if for no other reason, shouldn't people be given the opportunity to voice their thoughts on a new fine system prior them being subjected to it?
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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"?
    The city has a contract wit Cedar Grove Composting which takes the materials, composts them, and sells the compost.
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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?
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    Excellent question.
    People in apt buildings are not required to separate their garbage and are not subject to fines.

    It helps to read the article
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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    People in apt buildings are not required to separate their garbage and are not subject to fines.

    It helps to read the article
    Why do that? More fun to speculate.
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