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Currituck Co. reverses decision Corolla Curbside

By: chief5130
3/7/2021 7:51 AM



By: KDHBreeze
3/7/2021 8:17 AM

How embarrassing for Corolla residents.

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By: PaulOinMA
3/7/2021 8:42 AM

Some towns in Dare have already done it.

Currituck collects millions of dollars in fees that are spent on the mainland instead of OBX where they are supposed to be spent. Then they cut services. Crooks.

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By: Gettysburg Lady
3/7/2021 9:13 AM

This decision does not surprise me. The recycling around the country is in crisis. China stopped taking plastics because they could not make the money work. Many municipalities are doing the same. We need some genius to come up with something to do with the trash that is profitable for the recycler or be prepared to fund recycling thru more taxes. I wish it was different but alas its not.

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By: KDHBreeze
3/7/2021 10:50 AM


China stopped taking *our* recyclables, primarily glass. They get cleaner product from other countries.

Our big hurdle is how much we have increased use of plastics in the last 20 years as we moved into an out of sight, out of mind attitude about plastic.

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By: Brad Z
3/7/2021 4:20 PM

What is this county provided curbside recycling that you speak of?

On Hatteras, the private curbside recycler went out of business early last year.

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By: Mikec
3/7/2021 5:34 PM

What is this county provided curbside recycling that you speak of?

On Hatteras, the private curbside recycler went out of business early last year.

Brad Z


Brad, it was 2019 that they went bust. Two of the PM’s paid the owners of the recycling company to remove the blue cans so renters wouldn’t get confused and put recycling out.

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By: Brad Z
3/7/2021 7:49 PM

What is this county provided curbside recycling that you speak of?

On Hatteras, the private curbside recycler went out of business early last year.

Brad Z


Brad, it was 2019 that they went bust. Two of the PM’s paid the owners of the recycling company to remove the blue cans so renters wouldn’t get confused and put recycling out.

Mikec


You're right, Looks like they shut down in September, after my 2019 season.

I'm not with a rental company so I opted to paint over the recycling labels and re-use the can for trash. Those cans cost a $100 to replace and we needed more cans since what was formerly recycling became trash.

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By: KDHBreeze
3/8/2021 6:34 AM

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.

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By: smlobx
3/10/2021 7:57 AM

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.

KDHBreeze


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.

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By: KDHBreeze
3/10/2021 8:29 AM

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.

KDHBreeze


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.

smlobx


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.

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