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Recycling covers new ground

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Yesterday, Austin Resource Recovery announced that the city is expanding public recycling downtown. The expansion comes with a name — Recycle on the Go — and promises to pair downtown trash cans with recycling cans. According to a press release about the program, “City officials unveiled new recycling cans in the first phase of the Recycle on the Go initiative, which spans from Cesar Chavez to 3rd Street between San Antonio Street and Congress Avenue. The City converted half of the trash cans in this area to recycling. Next week, cans will be converted along Congress Avenue up to 6th Street, for a total of 50 new recycling cans. Over the next three years, Recycle on the Go will expand throughout the downtown area.” The program is just one component of Austin’s plan to have zero waste by 2040, which has a goal of keeping 90 percent of Austin’s waste from going to landfills.

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