single stream recycling http://michiganradio.org en Recycling jumps 80% in Grand Rapids with single-stream carts http://michiganradio.org/post/recycling-jumps-80-grand-rapids-single-stream-carts <p><a href="http://platform.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan-new/media/docs/recycle bins.jpg">Recycling is up 80-percent</a> since the City of Grand Rapids instituted a new single-stream recycling program. With single-stream people can put all kinds of stuff - glass, plastic, cardboard and paper - into a single cart (no sorting needed). The city picks up the recyclable stuff at the curb for free.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:08:01 +0000 Lindsey Smith 6482 at http://michiganradio.org Recycling jumps 80% in Grand Rapids with single-stream carts Lansing is expanding its 'single stream' recycling pilot programs http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-expanding-its-single-stream-recycling-pilot-programs <p>The city of Lansing is expanding a&nbsp; pilot <a href="http://www.lansingmi.gov/pubserv/wastereduction/index.jsp">recycling </a>program. The &lsquo;single stream&rsquo; recycling program means businesses and individuals don&rsquo;t&nbsp; have to separate bottles, newspapers and other recyclables.&nbsp;</p><p>Chad Gamble is Lansing&rsquo;s Public Works director. He says making recycling easier means more things will be recycled, and the more that&#39;s recycled the less the program costs the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;There are several cities statewide that are doing &lsquo;single stream&rsquo; collection in varying degrees.&nbsp; But I think we are truly one of the leaders&hellip;branching out into the commercial recycling&hellip;the cart (residential) recycling for families and the public recycling.&nbsp; And so, I&rsquo;m very excited to pilot these programs.&quot;&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>Gamble says city leaders are evaluating the &lsquo;single stream&rsquo; recycling program and&nbsp;may eventually expand it to the entire city. Sat, 17 Sep 2011 18:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 4170 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing is expanding its 'single stream' recycling pilot programs