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Study Reveals Denver’s Low Residential Recycling Rate

The City of Denver only recycles 18 percent of the waste generated by single-family homes and apartments with less than seven units.

A recent study conducted by Colorado Public Interest Research Group and Eco-Cycle reveals that the City of Denver only recycles 18 percent of the waste generated by single-family homes and apartments with less than seven units. Additionally, many residents who live in large apartment complexes do not have access to recycling bins.

While the city has ramped up its recycling and composting programs, it still has a long way to go to improve its recycling rates and to send less material to landfill.

The Denver Post has more:

The City of Denver recycles only 18 percent of waste generated by single-family homes and apartments with less than seven units and many residents in large apartment complexes have no access to recycling bins, according to a new report.

The city’s recycling rate is “abysmal,” according to a study by Colorado Public Interest Research Group, a consumer watchdog nonprofit, and Eco-Cycle, a nonprofit recycler.

The report, released on Monday, came as hundreds of civic leaders gathered at the Downtown Denver Sheraton for the city’s annual Sustainable Denver Summit.

Read the full story here.

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