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California Officials Investigate Recycle Fraud
California Officials Investigate Recycle Fraud

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AIR DATE: October 19, 2012

Just over 8.5 billion recyclable cans were sold in California last year. Almost as many were redeemed for a nickle under California's recycling law. Government officials think the state's recycling program has led to rampant fraud - with Nevada residents partially to blame. Since Nevada doesn't have a redemption law, people are taking truckloads of cans across the border to redeem them in California. But the state is now cracking down on the fraud.
 
 
 
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Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times
Assemblyman Rich Gordon, AB 1933, recycling, fraud, redemption law

 

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    My roommate keeps calling the company to pick up our recycling, but they rarely do. Sometimes it gets left out. Someone is taking it, but not the recycling company. Maybe they are taking it to California.
    AmandaOct 24, 2012 10:17:22 AM
    This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.
    GAOct 24, 2012 10:17:04 AM
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