Not sure if it's just in Seattle, or the whole state, but it sounds like a forced recycling plan is going into effect next month. Heard on the radio that apartments, businesses and the such can be fined for not recycling, and home garbage pick up can be suspended for a week if a large number of recyclable materials are being thrown away. How do you judge that? The garbage trucks around here have arms that are operated by the driver. Does he have to get out, poke around in your can, decide if he wants to throw it away or not? I can see how this is a necessary evil though. We only have so much steel, aluminum, etc. to work with.