Minneapolis to Switch to Single-Stream Recycling

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

May 29, 2012

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Minneapolis to Switch to Single-Stream Recycling

The city of Minneapolis is adopting single-stream recycling collection for its residents.

The city said in a news release that the changeover will take place sometime in 2013. Minneapolis officials conducted a study of the current multi-sort system, a dual-sort system and the single-stream option, and determined that the single-stream route would be the most cost-effective choice and the most convenient for customers.

Minneapolis officials expect the switch to improve the city’s recycling rate to 32 percent from its current 18.1 percent. Based on studies the city projects the amount of materials recovered to increase by 60 percent.

The city also is considering the collection of recycling from multi-unit dwellings and adding organics recycling.




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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