Friday, August 20, 2010

Like Cleveland...Dayton, Ohio Should Get Ready for the Green Police

"It would be a stretch to say that Big Brother will hang out in Clevelanders’ trash cans, but the city plans to sort through curbside trash to make sure residents are recycling — and fine them $100 if they don’t.
The move is part of a high-tech collection system the city will roll out next year with new trash and recycling carts embedded with radio frequency identification chips and bar codes.
The chips will allow city workers to monitor how often residents roll carts to the curb for collection. If a chip show a recyclable cart hasn’t been brought to the curb in weeks, a trash supervisor will sort through the trash for recyclables." ~Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mark Gillespie, 8/20/2010

"The city [Dayton] received $500,000 to track large recycling bins with microchips." 8/4/2010


Kid said...

Well, there ya go. 1984 has arrived.

Anonymous said...

Korea is already infested with green police. You can't throw anything away without having to sort it into seven different piles.