A recent news item from WBAL offers excellent messaging
for counties and municipalities to use when explaining the benefits of
recycling to citizens. In this particular case, Michael Beichler, Solid Waste
Management bureau chief for Baltimore County notes ""As a taxpayer,
when you throw it away, it's $63 a ton. You have to pay in taxes to get rid of
it, but if you recycle it, last year, we netted $28 (a ton) off the recycled
commodities as a tax here.