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Recycling Plan Exceeds Expectations In Baltimore

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A new plan for picking up recyclables in Baltimore is exceeding expectations. Baltimore city trucks are picking up 53 percent more recyclables since the city cut back on trash collection and increased recycling pickups in July.

The Bureau of Solid Waste had projected picking up 40 percent more recyclables after a year of the new schedule, but surpassed that number in weeks. According to the Baltimore Sun, before the plan the city hauled away an average of 8,000 tons of garbage and 636 tons of recyclables every two weeks. Now the city picks up an average of 5,7O0 tons of garbage and 970 tons of recyclables.

The city has also stepped up enforcement, issuing 434 citations for illegal dumping in the first two weeks of September, compared with seven citations during the same time last year.

Natalie Neumann reports...

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