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Updated: 07/09/2014 08:00:02AM

Participation rises with single-stream recycling

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The Charlotte County Solid Waste Division began an enhanced recycling program in March 2010. The initial change was to adopt the single-stream recycling process. This process eliminated the need for residents to separate recyclables into the different bins — all recyclables can be commingled in one bin.

Additionally, plastics that were deemed recyclable were expanded to include those labeled “three” through “seven.” An ambitious campaign to educate the public of the changes was simultaneously conducted.

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