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Denver completes roll out of expanded recycling program

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper announced yesterday that the city had completed the expansion of its residential recycling service a full three years ahead of schedule. According to the Cherry Creek News, the expanded Denver Recycles program consists of three components: the addition of seven new recyclable materials, single-stream processing and the distribution of large, wheeled recycling carts to replace the smaller bins residents had been using.

“These programmatic enhancements have made it easier for residents to recycle and, to date, we’ve seen a 24 percent increase in the amount of recyclables collected,” said Hickenlooper in a public statement, adding that Denver residents should support an environmentally sustainable community by participating in the recycling program.