Michael Barrett reports that a change in council composition has led to a change in plans and new recycling carts will not enable snooping on residents:
… Council members on Tuesday voted 4-3 to immediately stop the delivery of any new recycle carts equipped with radio frequency identification, or RFID, chips. Having the devices on each cart would allow the city to monitor when a recycle cart was emptied by a truck at the curb. City officials planned to use that information, in part, to guide future education efforts in communities that weren’t recycling.
Read more on Gaston Gazette.
Nice to see privacy prevail for a change!