Scott County, Iowa, has rolled out a new “All In” recycling program, which allows residents to place all of their recyclables into one large cart. So far, the program has more than doubled the amount of recyclables that the county collects.
The county plans on tracking the collected materials once the program grows more and the county receives more material.
WQAD News 8 has the details:
People in Scott County seem to be going all out for the new “All In” recycling program based on the numbers they’re seeing so far.
Trucks continue to stop at the newly-renovated recycling center in Davenport, dropping off all they’ve collected, and the material is coming in at record amounts.
In terms of tonnage, trucks brought in 195 tons of material in the first two weeks of August in 2015. This year, that number is at 435 tons and growing, more than doubling the recyclables coming in. This is why the Waste Commission of Scott County took the time to add on to their existing building and bring in new equipment that would efficiently sort through all the material that keeps on coming through the building. They opened the space just in time to start the new recycling program.