It's beyond sad that Dare and Currituck can't get together and contract for recycling on at least the banks. With the Basnight and the Jughandle Bridge in place it's doable, affordable (cheaper than individual or town wide service) and it is both good for the environment and very good PR, especially as the rental market recovers.
I agree but the unfortunate truth is that only metals and clean cardboard are profitable currently. With China closing off the acceptance of plastic a couple of years ago it has thrown the recycle market into a tail spin.
It's not about profit from recycling. That was never the intention. It was about cost savings and preserving revenue streams. If NC uses more of it's own landfill space, it loses the ability to generate revenue by selling that space to other states. Then it has to find revenue elsewhere.
More than that, for the Outer Banks it's an excellent marketing tool.