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Recycling Rates Climb in Iowa Quad Cities

The amount of collected recyclables has increased more than 70 percent from the same three-month period last year.

In August, a new recycling program was rolled out in the Cities of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, and since then, the amount of collected recyclables has increased more than 70 percent from the same three-month period last year.

The new recycling program has allowed more types of plastic and paper containers to be recycled, which is the result of the spike according to officials.

WQAD has more details:

Officials say that since a new recycling program began in August in Davenport and Bettendorf, the amount of recyclables collected has increased more than 70 percent from the same three-month period last year.

The Quad-City Times reports that officials are crediting a switch to the “Go All In” program that allows more types of plastic and paper containers to be recycled. Also, the system no longer requires sorting of recycled materials — it all goes in one cart.

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