Recycling WARNING!



The other day I noticed the sign below V when I went to drop off some recycling.


Am I the only one that thinks this sign maybe doesn't strike exactly the right tone?

I mean, it doesn't quite say Thanks for recycling. You obviously don't have recycling pick-up at home and are talking time out of your busy day to do the right thing, and we appreciate it. And please keep it neat.

No, I read it more like: Recycling is a privilege, not a right. If you don't keep this area clean and tidy, the city of Memphis will punish you by taking these recycling bins away. And then what will you do with all your garbage? You'll have to throw it all away! Bwahaha!

Okay, that may be something of an exaggeration, but really — "WARNING"?

My colleague Bianca Phillips said that people probably leave stuff on the ground on the time, and I guess my question is why? If you go to the trouble of driving your recycling somewhere, why would you then throw it on the ground? And if the answer is because the bins are full, well, then maybe there need to be more city collection days ...

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