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New recycling bins with tracking chips coming to Alexandria

Posted By admin On May 7, 2010 @ 4:42 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Markham Heid
Washington Examiner [1]
May 7, 2010

Alexandria residents soon will have to pay for larger home recycling bins featuring built-in monitoring devices.

The City Council added a mandatory $9 charge to its residents’ annual waste collection fee.

That cash — roughly $180,000 collected from 19,000 residents– will pay for new larger recycling carts equipped with computer microchips, which will allow the city to keep tabs on its bins and track resident participation in the city’s recycling program.

“If you know who’s participating in the programs, you can focus your education and outreach to those who are not participating,” said Stacy Herring, Alexandria’s recycling coordinator.

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[3] City of London calls halt to smartphone tracking bins: http://www.prisonplanet.com/city-of-london-calls-halt-to-smartphone-tracking-bins.html

[4] Radio tags to track recycling carts’ use: http://www.prisonplanet.com/radio-tags-to-track-recycling-carts%e2%80%99-use.html

[5] Council spends £60,000 snooping through bins on early morning raids: http://www.prisonplanet.com/council-spends-60000-snooping-through-bins-on-early-morning-raids.html

[6] Council snoopers sifting through rubbish bins to find out if you’re wealthy or poor: http://www.prisonplanet.com/council-snoopers-sifting-through-rubbish-bins-to-find-out-if-youre-wealthy-or-poor.html

[7] Green Police: Miami Beach To Make Recycling Compulsory: http://www.prisonplanet.com/green-police-miami-beach-to-make-recycling-compulsory.html

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