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    Recycle bins

    I was wondering if it was illegal to take aluminum cans from the recycle bins in Ohio?



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    Probably.
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    Odds are yes, it is. Technically speaking anything in that bin is property of the city since it's their bins.

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    If you have to ask, then it most likely is illegal. I wouldn't risk it, as there many other places to find free scrap...

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    even bulk items that people pay for the city to remove. ..if it has a special sticker on it dont get pulled over. i had a officer go through my trailers couple weeks ago. thankfully i didnt have anytbing with a sticker on it

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    I know it's an old thread, but I can't think of many cases or areas where this would be legal.
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    I had some goat heads in my recycle bin out for pick up, some a-hole took them! How much for a goat head at the scrap yard?

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    Here in Cal. it's Illegal to take anything from any container marked or known to be a recycling container (cans, bins or dumpster). In my area for example residential accounts have green cans with gray lids for recycling items. Commercial accounts have white dumpsters for recycling. Both types are clearly marked "Recycling"

    It's really old news here and it all started in 1989 with the passing of Assembly Bill (AB) 939 (1989) required all jurisdictions in California to divert 50% of their waste by the year 2000. So here everyone pays to recycle and pays a fee for the recycling containers (empty or full). So the recycling containers and there contents are considered "PROPERTY". It belongs either to property owner, the city or the contracted trash hauler.

    It is really hard to keep up with the many new "trash" laws here in Cal. and they are constantly changing and new ones being passed. There are opportunities to make money though, especially with the commercial trash.

    This year and next year new laws change commercial trash and recycling recovering.
    Business Commercial Recycling Requirements (phased in this year and next year).
    A business (includes public entities) that generates four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or is a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall arrange for recycling services. Businesses can take one or any combination of the following in order to reuse, recycle, compost or otherwise divert solid waste from disposal:
    1. Self-haul.
    2. Subscribe to a hauler(s).
    3. Arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials.
    4. Subscribe to a recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that yields diversion results comparable to source separation.
    So after Jan. 1, 2016 almost all commercial property owners are going to be required to have a recycling program (that's new). Lots of opportunities for scrappers there! The trash companies will not be able to deal with this volume, so far they have been making a killing just dumping it all in a big hole in the ground.

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    The trash companies will not be able to deal with this volume, so far they have been making a killing just dumping it all in a big hole in the ground.
    How is that recycling??
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    That's why the new laws were needed, 70% to 80% of what is going into landfills is commercial waste. The trash companies have no motivation economically, they make the most money by weight, volume (renting dumpsters) and trips (the status quo). They make the majority of there huge profits on commercial waste, residential is very profitable, but nothing compared to commercial waste.

    Like I said earlier here in Cal. residential recycling has been the law since 1989. Commercial is only getting into the act since 2012 when law was passed to have a recycling dumpster on site for very large facilities. By law the trash companies had to provide these at a much lower rate then there garbage service. That system has been a joke, very inefficient, most of the time they are only half full and mostly paper and cardboard. I can tell you most commercial garbage is recyclable (60 to 70 percent).

    These new laws have put each city as the recycling enforcer, code enforcement will now be checking commercial property owners have a working recycling program that mandates 50% reduction of landfill waste by 2020.

    Normally I hate these laws (for that matter we have enough laws already). The big trash companies are crooked period, left to them we will be swallowed by our own waste. They just want to keep picking it up and dumping it in a hole, we are running out of holes and the holes turn into mountains of trash. Residential waste has met the mandate over 15 years ago, why has commercial waste not been doing it at the same time? Trash companies have been paying politicians to stall and keep them rolling in cash long enough! The new law allows for other than trash companies to participate for the first time. We might actually see some new methods for dealing with our trash.

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    Come on guys... Its legal... Its only illegal if he gets caught... DOH!!! I'm kidding of course.

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    commercial diversion is not the answer, land fill mining is the answer, bring all the trash to a central location and allow it to be picked through, you know just like the developing world does. america does it also, we just spend a fortune on it and call it a MRF, its bloated, inefficient, but it allows for a ribbon cutting and occasional photo ops, try that at the trash pile it lacks positive effect.

    of course this would require a serious change in landfill regulations which are completely lacking in any reality based logic.

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    "Commecial Diversion".... love it!! lol


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