Morris's city council discussed what to do about a shortage in their garbage fund Monday night. It seems there's a lot of money in the recycling fund, but not a lot of regular garbage. It was proposed that residents start paying for garbage pickup, but still get free recycling.
First off, you weren't paying for it? Count your blessings for the time you didn't.
Secondly, Alderman Brian Feeney had a complaint.
"If you tell me that you're going to pick up my recycling for free but I have to pay for (garbage pickup), you're probably not going to see my (recycling) bin at the curb," he said.
I hope to god this is a misunderstanding. If that's really what he meant, he's saying he and other residents would deliberately not recycle because they're angry about paying for pickup. Not recycling wouldn't save money in that scenario so anger and revenge are the only explanations. God knows dropping garbage into a recycling bin is just as easy as dropping it into a garbage can. So laziness can't even be the answer.
What happened to doing the right thing being its own reward? Why not recycle because it's the right thing to do for your town, your planet and your children?