Denver Revamps Recycling Program

Date: January 29, 2004

Source: News Room

Denver officials are reworking the city's decade-old voluntary recycling program with new bins, new trucks and new materials accepted. The program will use only a single 65-gallon cart rather than two smaller ones, and new trucks will use automated lift arms. Denver plans to solicit bidders to handle the recyclables in a few weeks and select a winner in April. The recycling program diverts between 16,000 and 18,000 tons of waste from the landfill each year, and roughly 78,000 Denver households, half of those eligible, participate in the program.
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