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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

We are big on recycling.  We have separate trash, recycle, and yard trimming bins. 

Dec 22, 2020 10:50 AM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

We recycle paper, glass, plastic, cardboard, etc and the bins are provided for us. In fact, our recycle bin is often heavier than our trash. 

Dec 22, 2020 10:49 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have a very active recycling program in our area. There is a website with directions, special bins for each home and we have pick ups every Thursday. The City also has a bulk pick up service for large items like appliances, furniture, etc.

Dec 22, 2020 07:22 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

yes it's mandatory in a single fam situation handled thru the refuse company. I personally do not think what we are currently doing is working or there wouldn't be a gazillion tons floating in the ocean.

I would think by now that we could just 'nuke' it, 'blow it to atoms' but I guess no one wants to.

We should give the  task to Elon Musk & he'll have it handled in a 1/2 hour.

Dec 22, 2020 07:07 AM
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Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Absolutely - all the local villages provide large or small bins that are emptied weekly. They take plastic numbered from 1-5 and 7. Nothing black. And no plastic bags - they have to be handled separately.

Dec 22, 2020 12:09 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, I recycle.

City does not mandate it.

But if we choose to, we receive a separate bin for recycling.

Not yet fully sold on the efficacy of recycling. I keep hearing how we are running out of room for recycled items. Nonetheless I do it "just in case."

Dec 22, 2020 12:05 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes; Voluntary; Yes and Hope so!

Dec 22, 2020 09:48 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I am SOOOO EFFIN PISSED that our City no longer has recycling! It is tragic. I asked our trash providers if there is a paid alternative . . . nope. ARGH

Dec 22, 2020 07:37 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to recycling however in the poorer neighborhoods, this has no value

Dec 22, 2020 10:31 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do recycle and here in Manchester NH, the city offers single stream recycling where all recycling material goes into one large bin which is picked up weekly. 

Dec 23, 2020 06:22 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I live in a hirise in downtown Chicago and we have a recycling program. There are instructions posted by the garbage chute on each floor. I am beginning to see how poor our Chicago schools really are since most people can't read!

Dec 23, 2020 04:23 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

We recycle.  Our town doesn't mandate it but we have the big garbage can for single stream recycling.  I've often wanted to follow the contents on their journey to see what really happens...  #cynical. 

Dec 23, 2020 03:56 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yep, got the big blue bin.
I do recycle.
The processor revealed they can't sell the stuff since China stopped buying.
Guess where the stuff from the blue bin is going?
You may have heard this before...EVERYONE is LYING.  But it's a lie married to a truth....so its hard to not be a fan.
It really matters not a whit what WE do but it does matter to varify the whole of the recycle chain. Or not. Sometimes its better not to know.

PS: not long ago the city was throwing it all in the same truck. But all those Ring Doorbell cameras exploded the rightious indignation of the citizen who is recycling. So, the city does today run two trucks.

Dec 22, 2020 01:25 PM
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Fred, recycling aluminum is definitely worthwhile,  but I suspect plastic may not be.   Plastic isn't recycled as much as we believe it to be.  This may be a result of the difficulty in recapturing energy costs.  It's not nearly as efficient or productive as aluminum;  plastic tends to be recycled into much lower value items like carpet fibers, and new plastic items are actually less expensive to make.

Still, we are provided bins for recycling and we comply.

Dec 22, 2020 12:48 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

We recycle. It is not mandatory. We bring to the transfer station and as a resident it is free. Now, if I have curbside recycling it's $13/mo. Recycling works but not enough people do it

Dec 22, 2020 12:24 PM
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John Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate

We recycle as much as we can. The local Waste Management/Connections takes many plastic species, and used motor oil.

I've refurbished a Chipper/Shredder or two for yard-waste.

Dec 23, 2020 01:41 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Yes, we do recycle, and I do find it offensive how much stuff people keep buying just to put it into a landfill.

Better to buy durable items, and recycle as much as possible.

Dec 23, 2020 01:22 PM