This seems extremely counterintuitive. What incentive do people have to recycle now? It’s safer to throw everything away. How about offering a reward for people who are found to be recycling correctly?
I am pretty good about recycling but will not take a chance of receiving a $100 fine for accidentally placing the wrong item in the can, or some unknown person placing a non-recyclable item in the can while it is waiting to be picked up.
Another waste of taxpayer money and resources.
So a kid uses the wrong bin to toss a plastic bag into and the city drops the hammer?
I feel bad for the guys who have to ‘audit’ the recycles. I imagine they don’t want to be known as the Recycling Gestapo.
Next yard waste audit.
I wouldn’t doubt. Maybe $250 is a nice round number.
Really they are going to fine people for putting the wrong items in recycling? That is crazy and I’ve never heard of such a thing. When in doubt, don’t recycle!