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Published: Thursday, Jan. 10 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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dustmagnet
heber city, UT

I just wish the State would get more actively involved in requiring recyclng by the the counties and setting up a system so people can recycle!

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

After we make so much effort to extract oil and metals from the ground, it seems beyond foolish to simply toss the refined products back into the ground. It would seem the worst of stewardships.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"people are more than willing to take advantage of opportunities to recycle their garbage"

Yes, it is generally more work than just throwing everything in the regular "trash" but a small price to pay.

And then you have those who will smugly go out of their way to do just the opposite. They pride themselves in choosing the regular trash over the recycle container right next to it.

You know who you are and you should be ashamed.

Wonder
Provo, UT

Brigham Young (I believe) taught "use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without." Recycling is one way we can "use it up and wear it out".

one old man
Ogden, UT

It only took Utah about 40 years to start catching up with the rest of the nation.

But that's just in keeping with the old saying, "Welcome to Utah. Set your clock back 20 years."

LDS Tree-Hugger
Farmington, UT

Welcome to the 21st century.

Other American cities have been doing this for over 30 years.

Europeans have been doing it for hundreds....

el steve o
Herriman, UT

I just don't buy all the hype on this. If this is such a good idea why am I having to pay to have recyc.s picked up? If it is such a good idea where are all of the jobs and industry created from this so called "green" scam? Answer - nowhere to be found. Have you ever seen a city park built by the recycling industry? No. How many city parks and community projects have you seen supported by Rio Tinto? Research this just a little and you will find this recycling thing is not what it seems to be and typically costs much more than using raw materials. - except in the case of aluminum (and you get paid for that recycled material). If you want more trees, use more paper products, and it is a myth that we are running out of landfill space - besides, they make great golf courses. I know these comments will be considered heresy, sorry, just one mans opinion.

LDS Tree-Hugger
Farmington, UT

el steve o
Herriman, UT
I just don't buy all the hype on this. If this is such a good idea why am I having to pay to have recyc.s picked up?

[Local Government scam - in most places other than Utah, citizen's get a garbage bill redcution, the recycled material is sold to producers as raw material. Blame your local Government for the double payments.]

If it is such a good idea where are all of the jobs and industry created from this so called "green" scam?

[FYI - 50% of everything you already buy is made from recycled materials.]

Research this just a little and you will find...

[You are completely wrong. and Yes, your comments are heresy, I'm thankful it is just one mans opinion....and not reality.]

Allisdair
Thornbury, Vic

Thirty years ago before recycling started my father said to me that man would one day mine the landfills because they would be the richest source of raw material. Having recently toured a recycling plant he was right. It is hideous how many resources would otherwise go to waste

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