Sunday, December 14, 2014

Why Do I Have to Pay For Recycling Service?

Since recycling companies charge customers to pick up recyclables then sell the commodities that are collected, it would seem that companies are double-dipping in a sense.

There are costs associated with picking up, sorting and selling recyclable commodities that the revenue generated from the sale of the materials simply does not cover. Also, money that companies pay for employees, equipment, fuel, maintenance, and insurance greatly impact whether recyclers must charge a fee to provide their service.

The costs associated with offering curbside service diminish significantly as more households in a community participate.

The minimal monthly fee that Borden Waste-Away service charges is more than offset by the convenience that customers will enjoy from having recyclable materials picked up at their curbside twice per week and not having to load recycling into the car and drive them to a recycling drop-off center.

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