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May 6, 2010

Alexandria Will Use Tracking Chips to Monitor Recycling

Posted by Dave Blount at May 6, 2010 10:57 AM

Alexandria — the DC suburb that has served as moonbattery's beachhead in Virginia — has taken a bold step forward into our totalitarian future by fitting recycling bins with tracking chips:

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.
"If you know who's participating in the programs, you can focus your education and outreach to those who are not participating," said Stacy Herring, Alexandria's recycling coordinator.

This farcical form of authoritarianism is getting close to the point where "outreach" entails disappearing in the night because you forgot which bin empty cereal boxes go in.

Hopefully the tracking chips will spare econazis from the indignity of rooting through our garbage.

By the way, recycling is a waste of time — unless of course control of the every detail of our domestic lives by petty tyrant bureaucrats is an end in itself.

On a tip from Laura.