Hudson County Garbage Monitor!
Why do we need a “Recycling Compliance” Officer?
Below is a photo of a Hudson County Recycling Compliance vehicle. Apparently recycling is so damn important now, they need a trash-bin monitor to make sure everyone throws things out correctly. To make throwing out garbage this complicated, is disturbing to me. There has to be a better way.
Improved garbage scenario: Win – Win!
My ideal solution is this:
- Stop making residents responsible for sorting garbage. Life is busy enough to need to worry about which damn bin to put your rubbish. Make all trash pickup “anything and everything.”
- Reduce government bloat by eliminating “garbage compliance officers.” Total waste of time and resources, plus residents will have more money to put back into the local economy if they don’t have to pay stiff fines because they forgot to take the cap off the Fresca bottle.
- Next: Build some really low-income housing near the dumps and landfills.
- Give the homeless guys (who already go trash picking) a place to live. Let THEM sort through the garbage to pick out the good stuff to re-sell on the market. Re-assign the hardly-used Hoboken Hop buses to transport the guys back and forth where they need to go. The shuttles will finally become useful to someone…
I’m a strong supporter of reducing the rules and regulations out there these days. Society in general cannot sustain the added controls, penalties and frustrating ways the government and other agencies are trying to shape human behavior. It can’t go on like this forever.