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Pennsylvania Municipalities Struggle with Rising Recycling Costs

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Municipalities are required by law to recycle, but as costs increase it’s not always possible.

For example, Newport Township residents are being told to throw glass in the garbage instead of recycling bins. Wilkes-Barre increased recycling rates and will soon mandate that glass, plastic and aluminum be separated from cardboard and newspaper. And Kingston has begun charging residents for recycling and is asking residents to drop off glass at the municipality’s public works headquarters.

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