Speech to Text for Recycling Service Says New Rules Are Paying Off
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emma says, "now remember, just because you can't put some of those items like glass bottles in your red lid cart at home doesnt mean you can't bring them here to the recycling depot." as of march 5th - rogue disposal and recycling began only accepting four items for its curbside service. corrugated cardboard.. tin and aluminam cans, no lids. newspaper - with inserts and ads.. and plastic milk jugs, clear or white, no lids. that change may have been hard for some customers, but the company says it's paying off. "in april we were able to market over 90 percent of the comingled material that we collected curbside and in may, i just saw the numbers last week, we were able to market 96, a little over 96 percent of the material." by marketing material, she means sending it off to where it gets made into something else. for the four months leading up to the new rules, the service says a lot of recycled materials ended up in landfills. now - more than 3 months later, things are much cleaner. "people are doing a great job you know there's still garbage in there, we're still seeing stuff that doesn't belong there, but i think we are on the upswing." before making the change, leebrick says an average red lid cart was 25 percent trash. she says in the next couple of weeks, there should be a better idea of how much that number has gone down. the service also has a way to give folks a friendly reminder about what can and cannot be recycled. it's using these 'oops' cards to leave on carts. "and then again on the flipside there's a really simple depiction of what is acceptable on our curbside program now and what isn't." in white city, emma balkenbush, newswatch 12." after months of deliberation, city officials in grants