I am a recycling snob. As the station's environmental reporter at WTNH in New Haven, Connecticut for many years, I had an opportunity to see that state's recycling mandates put into action at the ground level and report on it every week. Recycling in Connecticut is costly. The cost to get rid of stuff carries a hefty price tag for residents.
I was brought up in a home where nothing went to waste. We recycled EVERYTHING. My dad built wooden box and chicken wire bins in the ground with lids. We threw our shredded newspapers in the bins along with all of our food waste. Suffice it to say... we had the BIGGEST night crawlers and earthworms and were never at a loss when family or friends wanted to go fishing. We composted everything. We donated.
So imagine my surprise (and delight) when I moved here to South Carolina.
I am incredibly impressed with the recycling center at McDowell Shortcut in Murrells Inlet. It is the cleanest and MOST ORGANIZED recycling center I have ever seen. I stopped to speak with one of the workers. He told me that all 24 recycling stations are paid at the county level through the taxpayers of Horry County. Just $6.00 per house hold. If I had been sitting in a chair I would have fallen off my seat. That is incredible. Just SIX DOLLARS from every household gets the job done.
The center takes everything. FOR FREE. TV'S, MONITORS, COMPUTERS, BULKY WASTE, COUCHES, METAL, FURNITURE... EVERYTHING!
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