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Philadelphia Mixes Refuse and Recycling to Manage Waste Backup


Philadelphia, like many other cities, is struggling to keep up with trash collection, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With more people at home, the volume of waste has increased in residential neighborhoods.

With a backlog of pickups in some neighborhoods, the city had to mix refuse and recycling, which went to landfills or waste-to-steam facilities to be incinerated.

One hundred and twenty temporary workers are being hired to manage the increase.

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