I heard from a Taiwanese person that the old ladies who push carts around and collect recycling from businesses are not paid any money by those companies. I was told they only get the money from turning in the recycling. Is this correct?
Normally, when I am out walking, I carry all my recycling home. I assumed that trying to give my paper or plastic materials to one of those ladies would be 1) rude and 2) extra work for her. I figured that since Taiwanese people were so nice, she might take it with a smile but really be inconvenienced.
Would those ladies actually be helped/ happy if I gave them my soda bottle, plastic fork, or paper bag? I'd be willing to give that stuff to them, if it would help. However, if not, I'd just continue to take it home and recycle it.