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Assigning blame for recycling mess

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Is it time for criminals to pay financially, too?

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …

The numbers are factual, stark and daunting. Taxpayers are losing roughly $175,000 a year on a recycling program that was doomed to fail from the start.

That program in 2014 generated a paltry $30,000 in revenue from the sale of materials collected at a cost to taxpayers of just over $200,000. Salaries alone are three times the revenue generated and will only go higher in years to come.


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