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Pittsburgh Looks to Revamp Municipal Waste, Recycling Code

A city council member recently introduced legislation aimed at streamlining the city’s waste and recycling guidelines.

Legislation aimed at streamlining Pittsburgh’s municipal waste and recycling code was introduced earlier this month.

City Council Member Erika Strassburger introduced the measure, explaining the city’s code hadn’t been revamped for decades, Recycling Today reports. Under the new guidelines introduced, provisions for the code would require that municipal waste and recycling is stored in durable, watertight containers with close-fitting lids. It would also prohibit the storage of non-recyclable waste in blue bags or blue containers to prevent contamination and increase participation in recycling by simplifying the language.

The full ordinance is available here.

Recycling Today has more details:

Pittsburgh City Council Member Erika Strassburger introduced an overhaul of the city’s municipal waste and recycling code earlier this month. The legislation was introduced with the hopes of streamlining and clarifying the existing waste and recycling code, according to WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh.

During a city council meeting, Strassburger said the city’s code for waste and recycling hadn’t been revamped for “decades.”

Read the full article here.

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