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For all the shouting over access to alley recycling, an awful lot of folks are still bringing the blue bins to the curb

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Universal curbside recycling became universal ‘recycle where you put your trash’ last month, but not everyone has caught on. I was recently taking a stroll through Historic Kenwood and stumbled on a number of big blue bins used for the new-ish recycling in St. Pete. They were parked on the curb, where the city told them last July they should be put. But then the city changed that up after an uproar of citizens in places where trash is collected…

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Top St. Pete headlines in 2015: No. 5 – Curbside recycling

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As 2015 winds down we took a look back at the year’s news in St. Petersburg and came up with a list of the top 10 most newsworthy happenings. Whether the news evoked outrage in a community, excitement or even heartbreak, these are the top headlines of 2015. No. 5: Curbside recycling When word first got out that universal curbside recycling was coming to St. Peteresburg, many residents were pleased. After all, St. Pete was the last major Florida city…

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Alley recycling one step closer in St. Pete

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Alley recycling is one step closer to becoming a thing. Just one day after Mayor Rick Kriseman tweeted that the expanded service would begin January 25th, City Council unanimously approved a public hearing finalizing the deal December 17th. Universal Curbside Recycling launched this summer, but many residents in homes where solid waste is collected in alley ways were angry their recycling would have to be collected from the curb. Some 40 percent of neighborhoods fall under that category. Many of…

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Alley recycling pickup to start in St. Pete January 25

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St. Pete residents with alley access have known since September they would be able to start taking recycling bins to the alley where trash is collected instead of to the curb sometime in January. But now there’s a more specific date. In a tweet Tuesday, St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman announced that alley recycling pickup would begin January 25 and that more details would follow. City Council is set to hear a staff report on alley recycling at its meeting…

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City Council approves $1.1 million for new recycling trucks to serve alleys

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St. Pete City Council unanimously approved $1.1 million to purchase four new sanitation trucks small enough to traverse narrow alley ways throughout the city. The purchase is intended to make way for alleyway recycling in January. The move comes after an ugly recycling rollout that led to several neighborhoods pleading with the city to accommodate homes where trash is collected from an alley rather than from the curb at the front of the home. Such residences account for 40 percent…

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Rick Kriseman’s list of woes continues to grow

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He’s not up for re-election until 2017, but already the cards are stacking up against St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman. The same mayor who always shows up in public with a beaming smile touting his Sunshine City also seems to have a dark cloud following him around. No matter how much good Kriseman accomplishes, he always seems to be moments away from damage control. Since taking office in 2013 Kriseman has faced mounting criticism for failing to garner enough support…

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Traditional neighborhoods to get alley recycling pickup beginning in January

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman announced Monday in a video that, beginning in January, recycling will be picked up in alleys at homes where garbage is collected there. The move comes after a rocky rollout in which residents in neighborhoods where trash is collected in alleys argued it didn’t make sense to have recycling picked up at the curb. Those neighborhoods make up about 40 percent of the city’s homes and often have fenced-in front yards not conducive to rolling…

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