July 8, 2008
Philadelphia has instituted citywide single-stream recycling. Residents, effective July 7, can now place all of their recyclables into one bin, either a city bin or their own, as long as it is clearly marked for recycling.
“Single stream recycling has proven so effective in increasing the amount of recyclables collected, and we will build upon that success as we expand citywide,” said Michael Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia, in a press release. “The time has come for all Philadelphians to declare their BINdependence.”