Saturday, August 21, 2010

High-tech carts will tell on Cleveland residents who don't recycle ... and they face $100 fine

I can't begin to imagine that this new regulation is the will of the people. If it is not the will of the people we must ask how it stands. The government is no longer subject to the people. The people have allowed themselves to be subject to the government and that is a scary thought.

- Michael

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It would be a stretch to say that Big Brother will hang out in Clevelanders' trash cans, but the city plans to sort through curbside trash to make sure residents are recycling -- and fine them $100 if they don't.

The move is part of a high-tech collection system the city will roll out next year with new trash and recycling carts embedded with radio frequency identification chips and bar codes.
The chips will allow city workers to monitor how often residents roll carts to the curb for collection. If a chip show a recyclable cart hasn't been brought to the curb in weeks, a trash supervisor will sort through the trash for recyclables.

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