Comingled pilot program increases recycling rates


Petersburg Public Works Director Karl Hagerman’s co-mingled recycling recommendations to the borough assembly come after a successful trial run that saw recycling rates increase by more than 400 percent this past summer.

The sanitation department along with Petersburg Indian Association ran the six-week pilot project in June and July to get an idea about how participants would judge the comingled bag recycling system.

According to Hagerman’s recycling report, 120 participants were drawn from residents who already recycle. Before the trial, the report states, “recyclers set out an aver...

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