Another Instance of Government Overreach

Posted: May 06, 2010 2:15 PM

...into your trash can.

In Alexandria, Virginia, residents have new recycling bins to look forward to, complete with built-in monitoring devices. From the Washington Examiner:

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.

I'll bet they can't wait to pay for that!

Apparently it's not enough for bureaucrats to monitor our whereabouts. They have to follow our garbage too, to make sure that we are getting rid of it according to their preferences.

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