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Officials: Glass recycling program return off to slow start

Post Time:Jan 08,2016Classify:Industry NewsView:395

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The return of glass recycling to the French Quarter and Central Business District is off to a slow start after a decade-long absence.


The New Orleans Advocate reports (bit.ly/1OQ8lMz) Sanitation Director Cynthia Sylvain-Lear told a City Council committee this week that only 35 to 40 of the roughly 4,000 eligible properties are now taking advantage of the $60,000 program.


Sylvain-Lear says residents haven't been responding to notices calling on them to separate out their bottles.


Glass is collected on Thursdays from CBD addresses that get city trash service. The glass must be placed in a bin and separated from other recycling.


The return of glass cycling downtown has been promoted as a prelude to a city-wide program that could start when trash contracts covering other areas come up for renewal at the end of 2016.


Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, http://www.neworleansadvocate.com


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