Michigan Capital Expects to Double Recycling with New Program

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 19, 2013

1 Min Read
Michigan Capital Expects to Double Recycling with New Program

The city of Lansing, Mich., expects to double its recycling with the launching of a new program featuring larger recycling carts.

Lansing is rolling out more than 30,000 carts, and recycling will be picked up curbside through automated collection every other week, the city said in a news release. There is no additional cost to residents.

“The carts make recycling more convenient for residents and at the same time create a safer and more efficient system for the city of Lansing,” said Chad Gamble, Lansing director of public service. “Truck operators will no longer have to empty bins by hand, making their jobs safer and reducing injuries. A more efficient collection also means lower emissions and less wear and tear on city streets.”

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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