Staff to recommend Minneapolis move to single-sort recycling

The city’s recycling program requires residents to separate recyclables into separate bags. That has led to an 18 percent recycling rate in Minneapolis, well below the national average and stagnating, according to a city study. A move to single sort could improve the city's recycling rate and reduce costs.
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The city’s recycling program requires residents to separate recyclables into separate bags. That has led to an 18 percent recycling rate in Minneapolis, well below the national average and stagnating, according to a city study. A move to single sort could improve the city's recycling rate and reduce costs.

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