A couple of cities consider adding curbside service, and two other municipalities wrestle with the difficulties of providing recycling service to apartment buildings.
One city may lower its diversion rate goals and abandon its single-stream collection plans, while another gets tough on apartment landlords.
The U.S. scrap recycling industry reaches $117 billion in annual economic impact, and recycling-related legislation passes a key hurdle.
The City of Fort Worth, Texas is changing its relationship with outreach organization Recyclebank as it works to increase recycling among the multi-family and commercial sectors.
Any time a government forces residents to change their behaviors, there’s the possibility of a strong pushback. But a recent webinar explored ways municipal officials can draft and implement mandatory recycling ordinances without drawing substantial resistance.