Everyone is encouraged to recycle to save so much waste going to the landfill. Recycling bins are placed in many locations and are free to use. It’s a good system but there are those who abuse it. I have seen trash that isn’t suitable for recycling, such as a foam cushion with a vinyl cover that apparently came from an old sofa. There were also long slats of wood paneling. Such abusers know that somebody else will pick up their trash and dispose of it.
Today, I saw a huge cardboard box dumped by a recycling bin. The bin was empty, so there was no excuse for leaving the box on the ground for somebody else to deal with. It’s this kind of ill-mannered, loutish behavior that makes it necessary for security cameras to be set up. There are no cameras there just yet but perhaps the time will come when it will be necessary. Meanwhile, if I see somebody dump trash by the bins, I will get a tag number and report them to the state. Such people are dirt bags and deserve to be fined for illegal dumping!
So who is going to clean up this mess and take it away? The trucks that handle the recycling bins are not equipped to deal with other trash, but I guess this doesn’t matter to the person who dumped it.