Poll: Should the county switch to single sort recycling?Published 10:18am Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Currently, recyclables must be separated into bins for newspapers, cans and glass, and a bin for plastics. Under a single sort model, all recyclables go in one bin. County leaders expect the plan will lead more people to recycle and keep items out of landfills. However, the change would mean an added cost. The average residential property pays a little more than $16 a year for curbside recycling through the county. single sort could cost an average of $37.50 and $52.50 a year.