Minneapolis committee votes to implement single-sort recycling

The city’s new director of solid waste and recycling services says residents could be wheeling out one big cart with all of their recyclables as soon as this winter. The new system could help improve the city’s recycling rate and reduce costs.
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The city’s new director of solid waste and recycling services says residents could be wheeling out one big cart with all of their recyclables as soon as this winter. The new system could help improve the city’s recycling rate and reduce costs.

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