Would you pay for curbside recycling pick-up?

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  1. JMT

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    If supplied with receptacle? Just curious how many would pay for this service as opposed to the drop-off bins...
     
  2. Joby

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    Yes
     
  3. JMT

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    Guess this has been discussed on here ad nauseum.. Just looking at it as a private business type set-up..
     
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    Yes - especially if you supplied the bins. Cost would be the only reason I wouldn't.

    I'd probably only fill a bin 1 or 2x a month though (mostly glass, newsprint, and plastic). Reduce and reuse are on my list before recycle.
     
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  5. Jdarg

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    Yes!
     
  6. Matt J

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    Like scooterbug said, cost would be the primary issue. You'd have to keep it low enough to make it more convenient than going to the trailers.
     
  7. wrobert

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    A better question would probably be how much would you pay?
     
  8. scooterbug44

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    Could you make it work if you charged $40 people for a bin (with a number etched in so someone can't steal it and use it) and $10 a month for pickup?
     
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    JMT - a valid query! Cudos to you for doing real-time-real-life research!!

    However, in the CURRENT economy, I (and countless others who may be too embarrassed to publicly admit it) am fighting tooth-n-nail every single month to pay my MORTGAGE, utilities, and grocery bills.

    So honestly... while I think it's probably a very good idea in a different economy... at the moment:
    'NO' I'm not willing to pay for this service. Along with many others, I'm unemployed... so time is one thing I have! Thus, the time to make Recycle Drops a part of my pre-planned, reduced gasoline usage rounds.

    It would be interesting to hear from the folks who have vacation rental units...whether they deem this of seasonal benefit worth paying for.

    Don't mean to be a bummer or deflationary of this viable idea... just sayin'... timing is everything.

    Good Luck!
     
  10. Matt J

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    Actually I think now is a great time to start his business. No worrying about 10,000 requests in the first year and as the economy recovers you can grow and expand.
     
  11. Bobby J

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    I think this could work real well in season with the rental companies. It could even be part of the check in. I know most folks would love to have a bin to put their recyclables in and would bet they would gladly pay for the bin at check in. They could then leave it out front upon check out. I would bet to even simplify your life, the rental company could handle the entire transaction. Just a thought.
     
  12. Matt J

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    When I worked rentals we were consistently asked about recycling. Nothing says high class like checking someone into an $8,000.00/week rental and then explaining that they can take their recyclables to a rather disgusting trailer located behind the grocery store.
     
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    As long as I can put beach toys in.
     
  14. Lynnie

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    I probably would. As it stands now, I take my recycling from the beach to my bin in Atlanta because it is that important to me. That generally takes up some prime real estate in my car for five hours.
     
  15. JMT

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    Thank you for your input everyone... interesting takes for sure..
     

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