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Council member Tommy Wells says the District can do a better job with it's public space recycling program. Wells says even the few recycling bins on streets aren't being used as well as they should be.

Wells says that's because people aren't used to having recycling in public spaces and the bins aren't as well identified as they could be. But he says it's definitely a program residents would support even though it costs the District money.

Wells recently spearheaded an effort to charge a five cent fee for disposable bags, with most of the money going to clean up the Anacostia River.

There are 4,500 trash cans in public spaces in D.C. but only 35 recycling bins.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...

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