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  •  NO to a waste fee...I live on the outskirts of (0+ / 0-)

    A major southern California area and the dumping out here just now started to decrease because going to the dump is affordable. Please don't tax waste more at the dumps, it means I'll be seeing more dumped couches, used motor oil, regular trash bags on the side of the roads and in any open area you can get to. We just got this cleaned up and species are beginning a comeback!

    •  Yeah, trash fees should just cover costs (0+ / 0-)

      I think it's fair for trash fees to cover landfilling, baling, and transportation costs and related stuff, and arguably also any recycling costs (which are less than landfilling costs for the same amount of stuff), but they shouldn't be used to cover other programs.  

      If you do that they're not so expensive that people start fly-tipping, or at least few enough people do it that they get arrested and suppressed.

      -5.63, -8.10. Learn about Duverger's Law.

      by neroden on Tue Nov 09, 2010 at 04:09:36 PM PST

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      •  Maybe not on the back end (disposal) (0+ / 0-)

        but on the front extra tax on shoddily made, non-recyclable, non-reusable, non-compostable goods, or do like Germany did and force the manufacturers to take them back and deal with the disposal.

        "Trickle down economics 101: They get the golden parachute, we get the golden shower"

        by NoMoreLies on Tue Nov 09, 2010 at 09:39:29 PM PST

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