City posts record recycling numbers
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.