The city of Cleveland, Ohio will open up opt-in recycling for residents this week with the goal of launching a program in December.
The city stopped collecting recycling in April 2020 after it failed to attract a recycling contract at a reasonable price. Cleveland is looking to hire a recycling coordinator to jumpstart its new program, which it expects will attract around 35,000 households.
Before the contract expired, the city provided recycling collection to 150,000 households. The smaller number of households will allow Cleveland to better educate its residents about how to recycle, hopefully leading to additional opt-ins.
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