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Environment & Climate Change

Lansing is expanding its 'single stream' recycling pilot programs

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One of Lansing's new recycling trucks dumps the contents of a recycling cart.

The city of Lansing is expanding a  pilot recycling program. The ‘single stream’ recycling program means businesses and individuals don’t  have to separate bottles, newspapers and other recyclables. 

Chad Gamble is Lansing’s Public Works director. He says making recycling easier means more things will be recycled, and the more that's recycled the less the program costs the city.  

“There are several cities statewide that are doing ‘single stream’ collection in varying degrees. But I think we are truly one of the leaders…branching out into the commercial recycling…the cart (residential) recycling for families and the public recycling. And so, I’m very excited to pilot these programs."

Gamble says city leaders are evaluating the ‘single stream’ recycling program and may eventually expand it to the entire city.