Cedar Posts noted early this year that it seemed a little odd that the City of Charlotte would pay $10 million dollars now for roll out recycling bins that would save the city an estimated $10 million over ten years. Its called buying a pig in a poke by the way.
It doesn't take my more than 20 years in the financial services industry to see this was not a good deal. But considering that City Council members Dulin, Peacock and Cooksey's along with Mayor Foxx where really excited about "recycling" I should have smelled something rotten back then.
Well leave it to WBT's resident trouble maker Tara Sarvatius to "out" the folks in City/County GovCo and expose the whole scam. Turns out the reason these trash cans are so costly is because that are rigged up to spy on you.
That's right kids each recycling bin has an embedded a RF micro chip that identifies you and allows the City of Charlotte to track your garbage, recording the weight, frequency and correctness of your recycling duties. The long term intent is no doubt to tax you, penalize you and of course further erode your privacy. Of course if you are doing nothing wrong you have no reason to worry.
Let's just pray these micro chips work better that the micro chips in the water meters.