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By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

Aiming to boost low recycling rates in Nevada's Clark County, Republic Services is going forward with a plan to bring single-stream recycling collection to the area. The transition was approved in November and will be rolled out during the next several years to serve more than 200,000 households.

With a new stadium set to open by the 2016 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings are trying to avoid landfilling the 64,000 seats housed in its old stomping grounds, the Metrodome. While upwards of 70 organizations, schools and nonprofit groups have inquired about reusing the seats, stadium officials say seat removal is proving costly and are searching for a more tenable way to manage the process.

A switch to single-stream recycling collection has made a major impact on the Washington city of Spokane. In its first year, the Waste Management-run program has helped divert 18,052 tons of material, a 7,651 ton increase year-over-year.

New York City's annual curbside Christmas tree collection program is officially underway. The program, which has helped recycle 140,000 trees annually in years past, will run until Jan. 15 and grind the trees into wood chips to be scattered throughout city parks. The program is one of many across the country aiming for environmentally friendly management of the yuletide staple.

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