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Districts 6 and 8 win recycling contest

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

Austin Resource Recovery has officially declared the winners in the citywide Austin Recycles Games. City Council District 6 won the Most Improved award for increasing its recycling by 44 percent over the course of the competition (November 30 to April 1). Households in that district recycled an average of 43.63 pounds of garbage each in the contest’s first month; by the end, the district had increased its household average to 62.65 pounds. Meanwhile, Districts 8 and 10 were neck-and-neck throughout the competition in the Most Overall Recycling category. At an average of 253 pounds per household, District 8 ultimately prevailed, beating District 10’s 250-pounds-per-household average by a mere 3 pounds. For their efforts, the winning districts will receive city funding for beautification projects at the Spricewood Springs Library (District 6) and Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park (District 8).

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