Charleston residents will no longer be allowed to use their recycling bins if an amendment to the city’s recycling ordinance passes at City Council’s next meeting.
Council’s Environment and Recycling Committee voted on Thursday to repeal a clause of the city’s rules that allowed residents to use the bins instead of the clear plastic bags the city provides.
That exception was added to Charleston’s amended recycling ordinance last year that no longer required sorting as part of its move to a single stream, or commingling, program.
Residents have not had to separate their recyclables since June 2014.
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