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  •  That's possible -remotely. I've never heard of (0+ / 0-)

    anyplace that provides free dumpsters.  Someone pays for them because I guarantee you the landfill is not taking the garbage for free and not providing the dumpsters for free.  So my guess is those dumpsters you think are free actually belong to some business or home owners association that is paying for them and would be prosecuting if others were to use them.

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:41:49 AM PST

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    •  Not remotely possible, but a reality (1+ / 0-)
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      in many rural areas. I see them all the time. County (or Parish in the case of Louisiana) governments provide them to deter people from dumping their trash illegally. After all, the towns have trash collection; so why can't the rural residents have a legal means to dispose of their waste?

      Of course it is not "free" because the service is paid through taxation. Sometimes a fee is added to the property tax bill to pay for the service, or each household is billed for it.

      •  Laziness a major factor as is the 'in your face' (1+ / 0-)
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        attitude.

        I posted below; I work in an archaeological/historic park.

        We have picnic sites and camping sites.

        They have trash cans at each site.

        A whole lot of people are too frigging lazy to walk even FIVE FEET to drop trash in a can. They'd rather just toss it on the ground.  

        When atlatls are outlawed, only outlaws will have atlatls.

        by wheeldog on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:17:55 AM PST

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