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Let the recycling games begin!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

In an effort to spur recycling education and action, Austin Resource Recovery kicked off the “Austin Recycles Games” yesterday. According to a press release from the department, “The goal of the competition is to increase residential recycling rates and help residents overcome barriers to recycling.” It also pits the 10 City Council districts against one another. ARR will provide monthly updates about how much each district is recycling from December of this year until March 2016. At the end of the competition, there will be two winners: the district that recycles the most overall and the district that most improves. Each winning district will receive a “beautification project” for one of its parks or libraries. The victors will be announced at the city’s Earth Day event on April 23, but in the meantime, competitive recyclers can keep score by visiting for updates and more details about the contest.

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