24 Oct '11, 2pm

Green Blog: New York, Recycling Reprobate, Aims to Do Better: Realizing that its recycling rate has declined, th...

Ruth Fremson/The New York Times Most takeout food sold around Bryant Park comes in non-recyclable containers. As I reported in Sunday’s Times, New York City is exploring ways to reduce waste and improve its residential recycling rate, which is down from what it was a decade ago. One strategy practiced in many large cities is the “pay as you throw” system, which charges residents on the basis of weight for the trash they throw away. New Yorkers currently pay for their garbage collection through local taxes and are charged the same thing no matter how much trash they generate. Yet cities like San Francisco charge residents for trash collection according to the size of the container –- for example, $21.21 a month for the weekly pickup of trash from a 20-gallon cart, $55.10 for a 64-gallon container and up to $82.65 for the 96-gallon version — whereas pickups of recyclables or...

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New York, Recycling Reprobate, Aims to Do Better

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Ruth Fremson/The New York Times Most takeout food sold around Bryant Park comes in non-recyclable containers. As I reporte...

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