Monday, June 11, 2007

The new bottle bill - bigger, not better

Here's another waste of our time and money:

Push to add deposit to more beverage containers

NYC already has mandatory curbside recycling. Therefore, not only is the current deposit not necessary, but even less so is expanding the program to include non-carbonated beverage containers. In fact, all the deposit does now is encourage trespassing and littering by those looking to salvage bottles from trash before it is put out for collection by DSNY.

Photo from Newsday

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe "Pinky" Gallagher can subsidize his "libation" budget by trash can diving for deposit bottles!

james said...

may the truth be told that now it is clear why Gabe T.pulled his stunt before the jpca . Just know that no matter what Margret K. does for "Pinky" the voters of our district will NOT support him

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Queens Crap should visit any shoreline in Queens. Much of the litter you will find there consists of bottles and cans that have no deposit - far more than the cans with deposits. And in case you haven't noticed, those "trespassers" are also getting waste out of the garbage stream that would otherwise fill landfills.

John said...

those "trespassers" are also getting waste out of the garbage stream that would otherwise fill landfills.

The latest thing is burglars pretending to be can collectors and entering property in order to commit crime. Rescind the deposit already.

Anonymous said...

Much of the litter you will find there consists of bottles and cans that have no deposit - far more than the cans with deposits.

Do you honestly expect me to believe that the same people who are throwing bottles into the street, down sewers and into the water are holding onto the ones with deposits? HA HA HA HA HA!!! The bums are combing the shoreline and picking them up after they finish raiding our garbage cans. I am sick of cleaning up behind them.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with picking bottles out of a trash can? For some unfortunate people, it's a living. It means less labor for sanitation workers, who must separate glass from plastic.

As long as the bums do not trespass into my trash can, I support this bill. If the bums wish to pick through the can on the street corner, it is their choice.

Gene said...

The bums enter private property nowadays to collect the cans. Don't you understand that they have to start scrounging well in advance of the collection date? Once it goes out to the curb, there's too much competition.

J.O. said...

What's wrong with picking bottles out of a trash can? For some unfortunate people, it's a living.

This sounds like a Bloomberg clone. Let them live off of nickels!

Taxpayer said...

Find out again how many millions and millions of "deposit" dollars are kept by the bottlers.

Increasing the "deposit" will result in increasing the unearned dollars to the bottlers.

Are bottlers a special interest, mayhaps? Hmmmm!