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City Officials Host Workshop To Help Inform Community Of New Recycling Standards

City Officials Host Workshop To Help Inform Community Of New Recycling Standards


SLICED THROUGH THE DASHBOARD. THE MAN WAS NOT SERIOUSLY HURT. THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH WANTS TO HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND ITS NEW RECYCLING RULES. IT CAN BE CONFUSING TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO RECYCLE AND WHAT TO TOSS IN THE TRASH. TONIGHT A WORKSHOP TO HELP PEOPLE FIGURE OUT WHAT’S WHAT, AND IT’S EXPLAINED. Reporter: IT COULD BE DIFFICULT TO MASTER SOME OF THESE NEW ROLES AND THAT IS WHY THE CITY IS TRYING TO EDUCATE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. ALL IN AN EFFORT TO CLEAR SOME SPACE IN AREA LANDFILLS. RECYCLING, IT’S A SIMPLE CONCEPT, BUT THERE IS A LOT OF RULES. PITTSBURGH IS FOCUSED ON SAVING LANDFILL SPACE AND CLEANING UP THE RECYCLING STREAM. THEY ARE FOCUSING ON CLEANING UP THE STREAM, ALSO LOOKING AT GRANTS TO GET MORE BLUE BINS OUT TO THE PUBLIC, AND THAT WILL ALSO HELP ULTIMATELY CLEANUP THE STREAM. FIRST IT STARTS WITH EDUCATION, THE BUREAU OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES HELD A WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY NIGHT, TEACHING PEOPLE WHAT CAN AND CAN’T BE RECYCLED THE CLAMSHELL, I THOUGHT YOU ALWAYS COULD RECYCLE THE CLAMSHELL. NEVER RECYCLE STYROFOAM, AND NOTHING THAT IS DIRTY, BUT ALL OF MY CANS, UNFORTUNATELY MY ROOMMATE MIGHT SOMETIMES PUT LIDS IN THERE FROM THE SODA BOTTLES AND I WILL GO IN AND SEPARATE THEM. PAPER IS GOOD, SO IS PLASTIC AND CARDBOARD, BUT COFFEE CUPS ARE NOT, NOR ARE ELASTIC BAGS OR STRAWS. PITTSBURGH IS ALREADY MAKING CHANGES TO RECYCLING GUIDELINES, GLASS NEEDS TO BE RECYCLED SEPARATELY. ELASTIC BOTTLES AND JUGS UNDER THREE GALLONS CAN’T HAVE LIDS ON THEM, OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS, THE CITY WILL DISTRIBUTE ABOUT 13,000 RECYCLING CONTAINERS, BUT ENVIRONMENTALISTS WANT PEOPLE TO REDUCE WASTE FIRST AND REUSE AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN. I THINK IT HAS TO DO WITH WHAT YOU WANT TO BE, AS A CITY, AND MOVE FORWARD WITH DIVERTING MATERIALS PROPERLY. THE CITY WILL BE HOSTING MORE RECYCLING WORKSHOPS A WEEK

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