New Single-Stream Recycling program expands recycling in Reno

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Updated: 1/06 7:14 am

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com)-- Starting Monday Waste Management of Nevada will begin delivering their new curbside Single-Stream Recycling carts. Reno residents will no longer have to separate recycling into yellow and green carts. The new system will hopefully make recycling as easy as taking out the trash.

According to Waste Management of Nevada spokesperson Sarah Polito the new Single-Stream Recycling program has expanded the recyclable materials that are accepted. Waste Management will now collect newspaper, magazines, junk mail, glass bottles, glass jars, aluminum cans, steel cans, and plastics.

For the majority of users the new Single-Stream Recycling cart will look identical to their trash cart, except it will have a blue lid.

This new recycling program does not apply to the City of Sparks or Washoe County.

The new program will begin resident's first collection day in February.

More than 62,000 recycling carts will be distributed throughout January to Reno residents. For the past eight months residents were given the opportunity to choose what recycling cart size they would like. For those customers who did not select a cart size, they will be given a default cart size.
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Kramer - 1/6/2014 8:53 PM
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In Truckee, inmates sort blue-bagged recyclables; this system would be better than the current WCSO Gulag. But noooo, WM needs the money!

Kramer - 1/6/2014 8:39 PM
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WM/Reno verifies that U R NOT! smarter than a 5th grader

angeloschild - 1/6/2014 5:13 PM
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To me single stream recycling should mean putting all of the trash in one container, and having it sorted at the facility. For those of us who are disabled, even getting the trash into one container and pulling it out to the curb is a challenge, much less dealing with two containers. But if we opt out of the recycling container we have to pay for it anyway. Waste Management is making lots of money off of its newest scam.
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