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(Seattle Times)   Having solved all other problems, Seattle to require mandatory recycling of food scraps. Your dog wants steak compost   (seattletimes.nwsource.com) divider line 113
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2007-07-17 12:13:57 AM  
i210.photobucket.com
 
2007-07-17 12:14:11 AM  
www.ecosensuel.net


NEXT
 
2007-07-17 12:14:17 AM  
On fark, countries need 0% crime and cancer mortality rates before they're allowed to work on other problems mockery free.
 
2007-07-17 12:16:00 AM  
Someone is seriously angry that Seattle hasn't solved all other problems first.
 
2007-07-17 12:16:29 AM  
Go.
Back.
To.
Farking.
California.
Hippies.
 
2007-07-17 12:16:29 AM  
"Food waste recycling," eh? Does that mean we're supposed to take a dump in this new container, too?
 
2007-07-17 12:16:55 AM  
I.... LIKE IT!!
 
2007-07-17 12:17:27 AM  
Ok, sure. Whatever.
 
2007-07-17 12:17:28 AM  
Why not build a waste to energy plant? It burns clean, reduces the amount of landfill material and produces clean energy. It pay for itself in the long run. Seems a lot easier than trying to enforce this.
 
2007-07-17 12:20:32 AM  
a dog on steroids?
 
2007-07-17 12:20:43 AM  
I compost all my food scraps in a bin I bought. It cost about $75 and it can quickly digest just about everything you put in it. It produces perfect compost too. I would hope that Seattle would allow its citizens to compost on their own, opt out as it were, of their new program. If everyone composted on site (that had room to do it) then they could save even more money by not having to haul it all around.

We pay a $3 tax per 90 gallon garbage bag here in Darlington County, South Carolina. It really makes you think of ways to reduce your garbage. We don't pay but $7 a month for trash pickup, so if you can reduce the amount of trash you put out, by volume, not by weight, then it costs you less.
 
2007-07-17 12:21:02 AM  
It's cut most families of four in my city 3 bags of trash. Mine's down to one a week. It keeps shiat out of the landfills, why be biatches about it?
 
2007-07-17 12:21:28 AM  
Whatthefark: Why not build a waste to energy plant? It burns clean, reduces the amount of landfill material and produces clean energy. It pay for itself in the long run. Seems a lot easier than trying to enforce this.

Tell that to my copy of simcity 4 :(

little farkers wont move ANY where near my plant.. and it apparently puts out tons of junk :( its very saddening.
 
2007-07-17 12:21:41 AM  
They do this in Toronto. You can also recycle dogshiat, diapers and all sorts of stuff. I'd love to drive one of those trucks.
 
2007-07-17 12:22:35 AM  
neuroticnomad.files.wordpress.com
recycling plant
 
2007-07-17 12:23:06 AM  
That we would consider food scraps for dogs before the tons of food thrown into dumpsters every day, what could feed millions of hungry Americans living in poverty - pretty much proves to me that our society has become insane.

/enjoy your iphone, you nutjob
 
2007-07-17 12:23:16 AM  
Next year's headline: "Seattle's Food Recycling Program a Success" in other news, "Rats take over Seattle"

/Lives here
//Loves it
///No better place in the world
////Not sure about this recycling thing.
 
2007-07-17 12:25:26 AM  
why not just say what they really mean?


we want more of your money.
 
2007-07-17 12:26:30 AM  
Why is this asinine again? Oh, yeah, I forgot Farkers fear nothing more than "nanny state" legislation.
 
2007-07-17 12:26:47 AM  
Star_Finder: No better place in the world

Yeah, I like Seattle too... except for the lack of money there and the fact that individual health care plans do not exist, so that makes it unliveable.

Am thinking about buying a condo there and living PT though... it is a nice place.
 
2007-07-17 12:27:52 AM  
StoneyBologna: Someone is seriously angry that Seattle hasn't solved all other problems first.

Yeah. They already got rid of Kurt Cobain. What more do they want?

/Sounds like a good idea to me
//Clogs up the garbage disposal otherwise.
 
2007-07-17 12:28:23 AM  
i8.photobucket.com
 
2007-07-17 12:28:37 AM  
Wow. Not only are you stuck with this new sorting task, you have to pay for it. Government in Action!
 
2007-07-17 12:30:22 AM  
SuperTramp: That we would consider food scraps for dogs before the tons of food thrown into dumpsters every day, what could feed millions of hungry Americans living in poverty -

It's been said America has the most nutritious sewer and septic systems in the world. With all the food we waste, I tend to believe it.
 
2007-07-17 12:30:39 AM  
Let them try.

If it works, it will spread. If it doesn't, it won't.

Get over it.
 
2007-07-17 12:32:08 AM  
FTFA: "Recycling food waste will be voluntary for apartments, as well as for businesses, which produce twice as much food waste as residents."

Grammar Nazi's...GO!
 
2007-07-17 12:32:33 AM  
rcain: Star_Finder: No better place in the world

Yeah, I like Seattle too... except for the lack of money there and the fact that individual health care plans do not exist, so that makes it unliveable.

Am thinking about buying a condo there and living PT though... it is a nice place.


Lots of condos to choose from right now. Not sure what you mean about the lack of money here though. Oh yeah, Bill G lost his #1 spot; the place is going to the dogs...
 
2007-07-17 12:34:33 AM  
Daraymann: Grammar Nazi's...GO!

They would probably start with saying it's 'nazis'.
 
2007-07-17 12:35:03 AM  
I'd love to be able to have that option, but nobody I know has a yard (including me), and there is no way I'm starting a compost pile in my kitchen. And what the hell would I do with compost if I did make it, spread it in the alley?

/get off my lawn
//by 'lawn' of course I mean fire-escape
 
2007-07-17 12:36:48 AM  
should be Hero tag
N. Americans are the most greedy overweight spoiled and Wasteful people on earth
 
2007-07-17 12:39:00 AM  
Dear Seattle,
If you seriously object to this law simply remember in November. You won't, the American voter is generally pretty stupid and has the attention span of a ferret on crack. "Your" elected representatives know AND depend on this. For everybody else, why do you care?
 
2007-07-17 12:39:49 AM  
Seattle rules. I, for one, plan on making some killer compost.
 
2007-07-17 12:39:51 AM  
CryingDutchman 2007-07-17 12:34:33 AM
"Daraymann: Grammar Nazi's...GO!"

"They would probably start with saying it's 'nazis'."

- How Unfortunate!

/Stewie Griffin laughs
 
2007-07-17 12:41:37 AM  
CryingDutchman: They would probably start with saying it's 'nazis'.

Thats what Im hopping for, I have my reason's.

Now give me my farkig table scraps, Seattle.
 
2007-07-17 12:43:53 AM  
"Yeah, I like Seattle too... except for the lack of money there"

WTF?

"and the fact that individual health care plans do not exist"

That was about 3 years ago or more
 
2007-07-17 12:44:16 AM  
The druidic nanny-state is just starting to swing into effect. As more and more morons stop thinking once the phrase 'It's for the environment' is spoken, more and more of these utterly retarded laws will be passed.
 
2007-07-17 12:44:53 AM  
CryingDutchman:
They would probably start with saying it's 'nazis'.


Nope, they'd say it's "Nazis".
 
2007-07-17 12:48:14 AM  
How the hell is this enforceable? Are they going to put a video camera on your garbage disposal? And what the hell sort of container are you going to put "table scraps" in that won't stink, attract vermin and need constant cleaning?

I live 175 miles from Seattle, have a huge compost bin and a nice vegetable garden, and mandatorily recycle into 3 bins plus a yard debris container.

But I don't get it.
 
2007-07-17 12:49:34 AM  
Nothing just gets thrown away!
That robot is made of old discarded beer cans
and beer cans are made of old discarded robots!
and that sandwich is made of other discarded sandwiches!


the future is gross.
 
2007-07-17 12:51:33 AM  
leroux: It's cut most families of four in my city 3 bags of trash. Mine's down to one a week. It keeps shiat out of the landfills, why be biatches about it?

because people are SELFISH and LAZY and ARROGANT.
 
2007-07-17 12:54:21 AM  
*sigh* jeez, great. more pussified rules for my city. and please people, STOP MOVING HERE. go home california.

/ballard native.
 
2007-07-17 12:54:57 AM  
I'm a racoon so I'm getting a kick out of these responses.
 
2007-07-17 12:57:39 AM  
This isn't to save landfill, it's to generate revenue and mollify the penitents at the Church of Green. It's a plague that resists all science...
 
2007-07-17 01:00:09 AM  
Wow, and I though MY city had way too many laws.
 
2007-07-17 01:03:02 AM  
Man On Pink Corner: Go.
Back.
To.
Farking.
California.
Hippies.


The HELL you say!

We got rid of 'em fair and square.

Suck it Washington, you should've used your resources while you still were allowed to.
 
2007-07-17 01:06:57 AM  
Satan_Himself: CryingDutchman:
They would probably start with saying it's 'nazis'.

Nope, they'd say it's "Nazis".


Ehm...no they wouldn't. Look it up.
 
2007-07-17 01:07:31 AM  
i22.photobucket.com

I have a sudden case of jungle fever.
 
2007-07-17 01:12:11 AM  
wuapinmon: I would hope that Seattle would allow its citizens to compost on their own, opt out as it were, of their new program.

I suspect enforcement is by random inspections. Someone goes around the neighborhoods and checks your garbage for food scraps. If they find food scraps in the waste bin, you get fined.

so, doing your own composting is fine.
 
2007-07-17 01:14:46 AM  
While residents will have to pay for the service, the city will not check whether they are actually dumping food in the new separate bin.

That will be redundant once they place cameras in all Seattle kitchens in the interest of recycling safety.
 
2007-07-17 01:17:08 AM  
nubian what is scraps?

fatgrrl.com
 
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