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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
    If that is true, then it is obviously a plan to make money.

    if you get a ticket for your trash, how do you prove it was not true?

    If everybody is not doing it what is the point?

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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

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    If that is true, then it is obviously a plan to make money.
    because making money is bad
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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    because making money is bad
    I don't know how to respond to that.

    You are OK with a money making scheme targeting homeowners specifically?

    Do they not pay enough in property taxes already?

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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Ah, the pleasures of living in rural red state fly over America!!!

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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I don't know how to respond to that.

    You are OK with a money making scheme targeting homeowners specifically?

    Do they not pay enough in property taxes already?
    I have no problem with a LOCAL govt seeking to lower it's garbage disposal costs by penalizing those who use the service unnecessarily and contribute to environmental degradation
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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    No, apartment tenants are not "required" to compost, and the article does indeed say as much, but the point being selectively glossed over is that the articles does say that apartment owners will be fined... and it doesn't take a proverbial Einstein to know that landlords will lean on their tenants to fall in line. Possibly to the point of including in leases. Apartment tenants might as well be required as the end result will be the same.

    Geez, this aspect is splitting hairs to an absurd degree... ... but apparently somebody needs to point out the obvious.
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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Isn't a garbage heap, composting anyway? It all goes into the ground, so what difference does it make where it goes?


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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post

    Sounds like a law that can be very arbitrarily and prejudicially reported. Easily abused.

    I'd like to see the first law suit where they need to prove that it was their trash with too much compostible food in it...since the evidence will be mixed in with all the other garbage.
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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Nobody should ever be surprised by the idiocy of politicians, particularly when those politicians operate under the cover of darkness.

    If this is to be competently implemented, the costs in overtime and administration of this nonsense will far outstrip any fines collected.

    Enviro-terrorists, in whatever form they take, are intent on bankrupting society as we know it and pushing everyone back into living in caves.
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    Re: Seattle to fine residents for not composting

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    "black gold"?
    .....Texas tea - "Wanna tell you all a story bout a man named Jed - poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed - then one day while he's shooting up some food - up through the ground came a bubbling crude - oil that is, "black gold", Texas tea"...

    Thanks for the memory trigger!!
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