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    No more dumpsters. 5 dollars a bag. Oh. And we snoop through your trash too.

    Now this is just crazy and is an obvious money making scheme. So now these people have to pay way more so cops can look down there alley way easier. I wonder how long before all big cities copy this greedy bastard that owns this company.

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/insidebell...ves/188753.asp

    The manager of the building, the Windham Apartments at Fifth and Blanchard, is in a tough spot, and he's not alone. Since the city took away Belltown's Dumpsters in April, people are supposed to put their trash out in the alley for pickup twice a day by a company called CleanScapes that charges $5 a bag for its big, green trash bags.

    The Clear Alleys Program, as it's called, was designed to create Dumpster-free sightlines for police and get residents to reduce trash through recycling and composting -- there are clear bags and orange bags for that, or you can get rigid totes of blue (recycling) or green (food waste).

    CleanScapes calls him the "alley czar." His job, without exaggeration, is to examine your trash -- that is, if you put it out in the alley in an unapproved, non-CleanScapes bag or bin.
    Here comes the trash gold rush!
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    Re: No more dumpsters. 5 dollars a bag. Oh. And we snoop through your trash too.

    I find that by far the easiest way to overcome these 'Jobsworth folks' is to place something especially noxious in the top of the trash bags.
    Dog poo comes to mind.

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    Re: No more dumpsters. 5 dollars a bag. Oh. And we snoop through your trash too.

    Thia is without any doubt the worst idea I ever heard in dealing with trash.

    Picking up trash twice a day has has to cost at least 6 times as much as it does when it's picked up once a week.

    I would think they could hire some people to sort recyclables as cheap as this dumb ass idea. That would create a few jobs not to mention the money from selling the recycled items.

    Crazy is all I can say to this.

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    Re: No more dumpsters. 5 dollars a bag. Oh. And we snoop through your trash too.

    Been happening in some constituencies in Britain for a while.
    Can be slapped with a 40 pound fine if you are seen dropping a cigg on the floor or not recycling properly. Brilliant way for the council to steal more money off you.


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    Re: No more dumpsters. 5 dollars a bag. Oh. And we snoop through your trash too.

    Well to be honest, we are all pigs in many ways.. our societies produce insane amounts of waste and we have to do something about it. There are huge areas of the Pacific and Atlantic filled with plastic waste.
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    Re: No more dumpsters. 5 dollars a bag. Oh. And we snoop through your trash too.

    If I had to deal with this, I would invest in a trash compactor and try to stuff as many of the cubes into a single bag as possible.

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    Re: No more dumpsters. 5 dollars a bag. Oh. And we snoop through your trash too.

    Id protest and not let the people pick up the trash if possible until they brought the dumpsters back in.
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    Re: No more dumpsters. 5 dollars a bag. Oh. And we snoop through your trash too.

    They should tackle the food and product companies instead of the consumer. It is not the consumers fault that everything is overpacked. A lot of waste is after all packaging.
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