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Council Approves City Recycling Changes

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

Recycling options topped talks at Charlottesville’s City Council meeting Monday night. Council voted unanimously to move to bi-weekly recycling collection using covered containers.

Two pilot programs have been running in the Greenbrier and Belmont neighborhoods using larger, wheeled containers. The city says the satisfaction rate is 87 percent.

"People often have more than fits in one of those little bins, and so they also have to worry about if it's going to rain, if they're putting paper in the bin if it's stuff that's going to blow away on a windy day. What we're trying to do is look at ways that we can make recycling as easy as possible,” said Kristin Szakos, Charlottesville city councilor.

Exact prices for the program aren't being made public though the city says funding is available in its approved budget.

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