Why do you recycle?

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    Some reasons why people might recycle that I came up with are:

    1. It's good for the environment
    2. It's required by (local) law
    3. It saves me money as I have to pay to dispose "garbage" but not to recycle
    4. It's FUN!

    Of course, some people may not recycle because:

    1. I don't want to
    2. I'm not required to
    3. It's too time consuming


    Any other ideas?
     
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    Personally for me, I recycle because I pay to dispose of garbage, but I don't pay to dispose of recyclable material. Therefore, I do my best to limit was goes into the garbage.

    I don't think it is required by law for me, although I do think it is good for the environment. However, if disposal of my garbage was completely free, or if I had to pay the same amount whether I recycle or not, I probably wouldn't put the effort into it.
     
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    'Cause I'm a cheap SOB.
     
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    I recycle stuff that I get paid money for, the rest goes in the can.
     
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    We too get paid in Maine to recycle bottles and cans here....I keep trying to get my friends and family out of state to send me theirs! :D

    But no one is listening to me.... :lol:
     
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    Wood scraps from the shop go into the fireplace.
    Aluminum cans and metals to to the scrap yard.
    Non slick paper gets shredded and mulches the garden.

    Not because I give a shit about saving the planet, but because I'm too cheap to pay to have it hauled off. If I had a back hoe, I'd bury the rest out in the pasture.
     
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    I have fun by throwing aluminum in the trash just to see who thinks it's valuable enough to dig outta there. :lol:
     
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    I hate waste.

    Anything that can be turned into something else and used again should be.
     
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    Recycled politicians suck.
     
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    I don't recycle.

    I pay to have my trash removed, or rather I put my stuff in with the business's trash and the business pays to take it away and writes off the cost.

    Besides most garbage is sorted at transfer stations anyway so why should I take a job away from a trash sorter?

    PS
    I don't pay for my trash bags the business does. Come to think of it I don't pay for my coffee or toilet paper either.

    I knew there was a reason I started a business.
     
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