The Green Police are coming for you. Apparently municipalities are starting to monitor how much you're recycling and hand out rewards/penalties accordingly. I'm not really sure what I think about this one so i'm going to advocate both sides here.
Against Monitoring GO:
What in the hell, dude? Are you really going through my trash to see what I recycle? I'll be bluntly honest. I don't recycle anything that's energy negative (takes more energy to recycle than to create new). But at the same time, I reuse a hell of a lot of stuff from beer bottles to plastic containers of various shapes and sizes. Are you counting that in your little calculations? Didn't think so. Besides, you don't know what a resident should recycle unless you know what they buy. Information is going to be incomplete at best.
For Monitoring GO:
It looks to me like this information is ultimately being used to determine how much each residency is costing for garbage pickup. Yeah, it's screwed up that the government is backing any and all recycling (even of the energy negative variety), but the trash pickup is just playing the game as defined by rules they don't make. They do have the right to go through our garbage so if they really want to, I guess they can.
Like I said, I really don't know where I line up on this one but I guess ultimately I don't like that I have to line on one side at all here. And at least in the near future, I don't.