Cedar Posts hates to admit it but I have some trashy friends. They work in garbage for the City of Charlotte and if what they say is true we are in for the "shocker"!
Seems that Charlotte is going all in by joining the "re-cycling" craze and it looks like everyone is getting into the idea of re-cycling.
Which should be good news but, hold on. More is not necessarily better.
Turns out the projections were way off, and Charlotte's citizens are loading up the new bins at nearly double the projected rates. Could it be that the size of the old bins caused people to be less enviromentaly aware? Apparently so, which means more, much more than the expected amount of re-cycled material that now needs to be processed.
Of course Charlotte's contract is based on volume, so was the projected savings to taxpayers. Remember the formula was less pickups equal savings.
While re-cycling everything but the kitchen sink is good for the environment it completely blows the projections off the excel spread sheet.
Unless the volume starts to ease we are in for another mystery fee added to our tax bill. Until then don't be surprised if your re-cycled Deerpark water bottle goes straight to the landfill.
PS. Don't forget about the coming revaluation early next year. UGH!