29 Jan '15, 3pm

Seattle will embarrass and fine residents who don't compost:

This decision makes Seattle the first U.S. city to fine its residents for not composting . The new fine will also be assessed on residents who don’t separate their recyclables from their regular trash. Although that action has been illegal for several years, the only penalty was having the recyclables left on your curb after trash pickup. City officials hope that the new law, and the associated fines, will help residents get even more serious about recycling and composting efforts. This is part of a larger effort to boost city-wide recycling and composting to 60 percent, and the city only has four points to go toward that goal.

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