Recycling And Taxes
Recycling’s about smart use of your tax money:
Your city or county taxes pay for things like trash and recycling pickup/drop off. That means the folks running the show downtown need to use your bucks responsibly, right? In implementing recycling programs, local governments are making an investment on your behalf, in a public service that has economic and environmental benefits for society. If only half of the homes in your community participate in recycling, the local government’s investment fails to deliver the highest possible “dividends.”
Local governments that make a small “co-investment” in programs to motivate households to recycle are maximizing their return on investment. They are also making sure that citizens are getting what they pay for through their taxes and fees.