Town fined for cardboard in trash

August 20, 2009 9:20:47 AM PDT
Don't recycle? It's costing your fellow taxpayers money if you live in one North Carolina town.Hillsborough said it's been fined twice by Orange County after waste management workers found cardboard mixed in with loads of trash coming to the landfill.

The first fine for $269 came in June and the second for $394.50 was more recent.

Orange County banned all corrugated cardboard from its landfill in March - mandating that it must be recycled.

Hillsborough leaders say if residents keep dumping cardboard in with their regular trash, the fines could easily add up to thousands of dollars every year.


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