Minneapolis to Begin Single-Stream Recycling Program

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

November 9, 2012

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Minneapolis to Begin Single-Stream Recycling Program

Minneapolis is beginning a single-stream recycling program.

The city said in a news release it will begin the first phase of the residential recycling program Nov. 12 through Dec. 1 with about 30,000 residents receiving blue recycling carts.

The second phase will begin in the spring, with the remainder of the 110,000 city residents receiving the blue recycling carts.

The city said it also will be using some new and retrofitted recycling collection trucks. The retrofitting of the existing fleet saved the city about $450,000, it said. Customers will pay the same amount.

Earlier in the year the city expanded the types of plastics and paper it collects for recycling to include all grades of plastic and paper cartons.

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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