Centerville took the bait and passed a mandatory recycling program. HOWEVER, residents who don’t want to pay for it, do not have to. If you don’t want to pay for someone else’s interest/hobby, the city council will allow you to opt out.
Currently, I’m not sure how the opt out process will work. It may be as simple as filling out a form (or letter) and submitting it with your city utility bill. Whatever it is, I will try to find out the process and post it here when it becomes available.
Finally, a big warning: Watch the council like a hawk. If too many people opt out, they will probably slip through a rule change requiring everyone to pay, like it or not. Bountiful did so when people’s attention was turned. Do not trust them!