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Recycling, T style

Tony tweets:

Just saw an MBTA employee dump the metro paper recycling bin into a trash can at Oak Grove. Why do they pretend to recycle? Ugh.

The T does a better job of recycling old Metros at the inbound platform on the Orange Line at Haymarket: They use bundles of Metros to sop up all the water that keeps draining into the station - and to prop up an orange cone atop the slippery spot the water creates.

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...who emptied a 20 oz soda bottle into a trash can and then crushed it and tried to stuff it into one of the newspaper recycling bags, in spite of the green plastic top designed to prevent anything else than newspapers from being put in it.

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installed, and paid for, by the T for people to deposit used CharlieTickets into (and marked as such) - before Dan implemented yet another misguided "corporate sponsorship" move and allowed Metro to put their name on the bins instead with the notation "for newspapers only".

Since that change was made, I've observed that most of the used CharlieTickets I see at stations are not ending up in these bins anymore.

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Considering you should keep your ticket as POP, it was a good move

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dumping the recyclables into the trash at Davis Station since day one. You can walk by the trash cans on your way to the bike path and see piles of clear plastic bags full of newsprint sticking out of the trash.

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