Charlotte needs a big switch on trash and recycling

Charlotte needs a big switch on trash and recycling
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If you live in a house, you know that the garbage trucks come every week and recycling every other week.

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But let’s examine what my trash bin looks like on trash day. Pretty empty.

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Meanwhile, let’s look at my recycling bin. Pretty full.

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We need bold leadership on trash and recycling. Mayor Jennifer Roberts, I’m calling on you to make the switch.

Let’s have recycling come every week, and trash every other week. There’s already been lots of talk in years past about incentivizing recycling. Here’s a simple way to do it.

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