Just how cost-effective is all the recycling? It’s a great idea,
but if it’s going to get done, there needs to be some
profitability. Sorry, but that’s the way it is.
It’s one thing for a legislature to curb fuel use by upping
taxes, but the recycler’s truck gets hurt, too. Unless he applies
for a good-intentions exemption, only available to ambulances,
school buses, public transit, and church vans. Which brings up
our Byzantine tax codes, etc. etc. etc.
And how about wages? Maybe suspending the minimum. The gutter
drunk or junkie looking to earn his/her next drink or fix could
work sorting trash, and even possibly get out
of the gutter via good hard work.