City Hall Inflating Buffalo’s Recycling Rate

March 24, 2015

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City Hall Inflating Buffalo’s Recycling Rate

Investigative Post

Mayor Byron Brown’s administration has found a new way to inflate the city’s recycling rate by counting clothing donations given to nonprofits such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army.

By taking credit for clothing donations – some 4,800 tons last year – the Brown administration is expanding on a practice started in 2013 of counting materials the city does not collect and which state and federal authorities discourage localities from including when calculating recycling rates.

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