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40,554
Diana L Faulkner
Romanoff Realty - Alamo Heights, TX
Alamo Heights Homes for Sale - Concierge Service

We do recycle.  In fact, we have more recyclable items than we do trash.  From a true scientific standpoint, I don't know if it actually helps the planet or not.  I just know that I feel better because I believe that in some small way, it does help the planet a bit.

Apr 03, 2016 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
2,374,617
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I recycle - and my recycling bin is outside so I carry my trash outside and get exercise too.  Is either A or B right or wrong as long as I recycle???  I do care (if that is C) 

Apr 03, 2016 08:05 AM
Rainmaker
617,935
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Michael,

 

We have a big 96 gallon toter that they pick up every other week. It is amazing how much you can recycle if you pay attention.

Apr 03, 2016 07:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do not recycle unless it is big items and then we will take them to the refuse center directly. I think it is a good idea but just never got into it yet. Maybe soon.

Apr 03, 2016 11:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes Michael, we are very serious about helping our earth and not throwing away things that can be reused or recycled.

Apr 03, 2016 11:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,727,956
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We care and yes, we have recycled for over 40 years.We believe it only makes a difference if the recycled material does indeed get recycled. There have been cases in the past where the recycled items, are eventually sent to landfills due to no market for the refuse.

Apr 03, 2016 10:47 AM
Ambassador
5,059,654
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

We recycle weekly - our Carlsbad trash service picks up at the house. I have also recycoed hazardous waste (they pick up) and do the glass and plastic bottles amd cans buy back at the recycle facility in town

Apr 03, 2016 07:37 AM
Rainer
98,823
Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

+1 on what Diana L Faulkner said. :0)

Our trash gets picked up 1x weekly, and our recycle gets picked up every other week. Most weeks I wish it were reversed because we always have more recycle than trash. 

Apr 04, 2016 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
5,111,160
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do recycle because I was required to in NYC many years ago. So now I'm in the habit of doing so. Really don't know what to think as to whether it helps the panet or not, but I figure it doesn't hurt.

Apr 03, 2016 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

We all recycle in my part of Florida.

Makes us feel good.

Recycled plastics are priced too low to resell, so guess where the trash handlers are burying the collected material they can not sell?

But I still fee good when I put the right stuff in the big blue container.

Apr 03, 2016 09:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,626,972
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

My wife is a recycle fanatic, me not so much

Apr 03, 2016 08:39 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. We do, but not convinced that it really makes a difference.

Apr 03, 2016 06:38 PM
Rainmaker
634,532
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I have been recycling since high school and helped get some community recycling programs started years ago. It makes a big difference by reducing pollution. It is not the solution but it does help.

Apr 03, 2016 06:18 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes I do , for Both reasons.

Apr 03, 2016 04:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I recycle because I want my grandchildren to have a somewhat clean planet.

Apr 03, 2016 03:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,773
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - as much as possible, yes.

Apr 03, 2016 03:27 PM
Rainer
223,831
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I recycle at all times. 

Apr 03, 2016 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,575
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

We always have recycled, and had more recycle bins than regular trash.  The green waste is made into fertilizer, and the cans and bottles are recycled, as is the paper we throw out.  Yes, we care.  I am always stunned to see that some people don't.  A

Apr 03, 2016 02:18 PM
Rainmaker
2,707,721
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I do recycle, everything that I can...keeping as much trash out of landfills as we can has to be a good thing!

Apr 03, 2016 01:12 PM
Ambassador
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I do think it matters and I do care.  Unfortunately, my Waste Management Company doesn't seem to care as much as I do, and does not accomodate my interest in the subject.  

Apr 03, 2016 12:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,912
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We don't recycle outside the city, unless we seperate and take them to the recycling center ourselves.

Apr 03, 2016 12:01 PM
Rainmaker
2,398,410
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Minot ND has no recycling program but I do recycle paper to keep it out of the landfill.

Apr 03, 2016 10:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I recycle for those reasons and because we get  a discount on our garbage when we recycle

Apr 03, 2016 10:36 AM
Ambassador
3,383,384
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I recycle a ton.  My recycle bin is as big as my trash can and always more full.  I like to think it helps.

Apr 03, 2016 10:02 AM
Rainmaker
290,969
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, we recycle too TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.  I believe it helps the amount of trash that goes into landfills, so yes, I do care. 

Apr 03, 2016 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,776
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes and it helps the planet.

Apr 03, 2016 08:45 AM
Ambassador
3,167,369
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes and no.  I do compost things that can go into the compost pile in my yard. I do it and yes it helps the planet, it makes great soil for growing things.  And I plant things in the soil after a few years and they grow great.  I also recycle things to keep them out of the landfill, but my little bit is just a drop in the bucket.  I wish more people would get on board.

Apr 03, 2016 08:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,846,681
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes I do & I think that it helps the planet. I also like to see all the great things that are now made with recycled plastics. The other day they had this great patio set that was just great looking.

I don't think enough people do it actually.

Apr 03, 2016 07:49 AM
Ambassador
3,349,079
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Recycling is a given here and we have been doing it for years!!! YES, I CARE. YES, I believe it helps the planet. I would recycle even if it were not expected. 

Apr 03, 2016 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,280,848
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

We do recycle. I do believe it makes a difference.

Sep 30, 2016 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,505,713
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nope.  I think it's a scam, like global warming.  I've also never seen a line item on my trash bill for "credit towards customer's bill for recycling" therefore I think any money made is being pocketed by the trash company.  In essence, making everyone who sorts their trash an unpaid employee of the trash company.  On the rare occassion that I have a soda bottle to recycle, I give it to someone who needs the money.

Apr 04, 2016 08:54 AM
Rainer
45,957
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

I wil recycle if it is convenient.  I have a recycle bin close to my garage so now I use it.  It's a longer walk to the trash bin....

Apr 04, 2016 03:29 AM
Rainmaker
646,995
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I do recycle and did before it was "cool".  As a boy, my brother and I collected old newspapers from heighbors and about once a month we would load up the family station wagon and my Dad would take us to the recycling center to collect our reward. It was someting like 35 cents a ton or something like that, a lot of work for a little money :)

Apr 04, 2016 03:04 AM
Rainmaker
5,024,913
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

We do recycle and feel it's our contribute to the planet.

Apr 04, 2016 01:25 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I do TRY to recycle.... the town picks up the trash and there are two different barrels on wheels....one is for recycling and other for everything else....I try to use the right one....

Apr 04, 2016 12:48 AM
Rainmaker
2,784,266
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One thing I have noticed is that the poor do not care about this subject

Apr 04, 2016 12:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,581,210
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Yes and while my contribution is rather small and inconsequential , I continue to do it.  

Apr 04, 2016 12:00 AM
Rainmaker
852,762
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I do recycle.  I figure it can't hurt and just might help.  BUT... when I travel to places that don't recycle, I wonder if it's not all just a bunch of hooey.  I'll keep doing it though -- I twitch when I don't.

Apr 03, 2016 11:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. We do recycle. It helps.

Apr 03, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes x 4

Apr 03, 2016 11:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,899,174
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Our city provide a large recycle can.  I would say we recycle about 76% of recyclable items.

Apr 03, 2016 11:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,055,922
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

We make multiple trips to recycling weekly and probably have 4-5x more recycled than trash. Reusable grocery bags, annual electronics dump, repurposing. Who knows if it matters, but it matters to me. (You can take the girl out of LA, but . . .) ;)

Apr 03, 2016 11:09 PM
Rainmaker
7,861,183
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. We do it because our City makes it easy with weekly collections.

Apr 03, 2016 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
5,236,839
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I do recycle because it makes sense to me!

Apr 03, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Apr 03, 2016 09:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,791
FN LN
Toronto, ON

We split our refuse stream into recycling and garbage.  It works.

Apr 03, 2016 09:42 PM
Rainmaker
679,404
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

To be honest, I think recycling is a joke.  It has not saved our community any money but only cost us time and effort and money ... I do it because it is expected of us.

Apr 03, 2016 03:03 PM
Ambassador
2,684,569
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I re-purpose or re-use when possible. 

     Recycling?  It is a racket that enriches the pockets of politicians and waste management companies.  If they really cared, they would go back to returnable Coke bottles and glass milk bottles.

Apr 03, 2016 11:38 AM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

We do, seems like it's not much for just the 2 of us.  

Apr 03, 2016 11:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,241,629
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Everything including clients, and referrals.....

We shread papers and they go to mulch..... 

Apr 03, 2016 09:12 AM