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Recycling Center Problems…

I’m just putting this out for input to the Central District News Blog community:

My community is struggling with a recycling business in our neighborhood. Since they began collecting metal and paying people for it, we’ve seen a spike in theft. Its a pretty clear cause/effect – even down to the increase in number of abandoned shopping carts (currently the count is at 6-8) in our 2 block radius. 

I’ve read over the state law regarding proper procedure that businesses are supposed to follow upon accepting metal to be recycled, and I’m pretty sure that these people aren’t doing their jobs. They take metal from people with loaded shopping carts, and I haven’t witnessed them taking ID or getting signatures. 


My question is: Who do I go to to report my concerns, and does anyone else have a similar problem? I’m all about recycling, but only if its encouraging legal activity!

0 thoughts on “Recycling Center Problems…

  1. I personally have taken metal to this center. They do require ID for all metals but aluminum cans. I do not have a car & use my cart to transport my scrap! As for theft around you try reporting to the police. Ive seen ppl collect cans to feed themselves. That business is a means of survival for many. Maybe if you spoke with the business about your concerns your community would be able to better deal with the situation. Work together and try not to judge others or discriminate them.