My city doesn't have a curb-side recycle program. But several years ago they added a dumpster near city hall labeled for recycling and sent us all information explaining that we could drop off our recycling. A lot of people do this. It is actually not unusual for me to get to the dumpster to find it overflowing and have to come back later.
However.. I've had a gut feeling something is wrong because on 2 other occasions I drove into the parking lot with the dumpsters as a garbage truck was driving out. The recycle containers were empty, and so was all of the other dumpsters. The type of truck in question is just a regular garbage truck, not something that would have multiple containers inside. Which lead me to believe maybe the one truck was emptying all of them and hauling it to the landfill. But I figured maybe it was just coincidence. Maybe the recycle truck had come just shortly before.
Well, this morning I saw it happen. I pulled up and there was the trash truck emptying the recycle dumpster, then moved right over and dumped all of the trash dumpsters right on top and drove off. I snapped a photo, but didn't catch the whole thing on video.
What do you think I should do about this? Somebody needs to hear about it. I think there are going to be a lot of angry people who have been lied to and have been wasting their time collecting their recyclables for no reason. It is one thing if the city doesn't want to recycle, but to lie to us all is another thing entirely.