Fairhope residents refuse to recycle enough

Despite the Recycling Committee’s best efforts to promote the service at city events and in schools, participation in the city’s once-weekly curbside pick-up of recyclables has actually declined from 43% to only 38% — according to a recent count by city recycling route drivers.

Recycling Committee members will  recommend the city council switch to a single-stream/mixed/co-mingled  model next year: all recyclables will be placed into one blue container (to be provided by the city), the same as the current green cans used for garbage.

via New Proposals Coming As Recycling Participation Dwindles | Fairhope Times.