01 Mar '12, 4pm

Could Smaller Trash Cans Boost Recycling?

Could Smaller Trash Cans Boost Recycling?

Summit County, Utah is hoping smaller trash bins will promote recycling. Photo: Michael Coté via Flickr It’s a simple idea. The less space you have, the less space you have to store things. The county council in Utah’s Summit County is hoping the same principle applies to trash. In an effort to get more people to recycle, the county wants to reduce the size of curbside trash bins and increase the size of recycling bins, a proposal that could benefit everyone. Recycling brings in money for the area, county manager Bob Jasper told The Park Record . Plus, recycling has the added benefit of keeping Utah’s pristine beauty intact for generations to come. Of course, with change comes opposition. Residents who have grown used to the larger trash bins can pay for a receptacle with more space, Jasper says. READ: Think 2 Recycling Bins Are a Hassle? Try Sorting 34 The request for pro...

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