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City posts record recycling numbers

Wednesday, December 12

Recycling program was expanded in May 2012

OK, so we're going to brag a bit. As you may recall, the City expanded its residential recycling program in May to include glass and nearly all plastics. Since then, recycling collections are up nearly 25 percent citywide, and in November we set an all-time record with more than 112 tons of recyclable materials collected. Before the changes, we averaged collection about 77 tons per month, so this is a vast improvement. 

You can read much more about the numbers here. And if you STILL don't have a recycling rollcart, you can request one right here.