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Patience needed in recycling battle

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Local media coverage has extensively covered the curbside recycling rollout that kicked off Monday, officially ending St. Pete’s reign as Florida’s largest city without a universal program. That sounds like a good thing, but the issue has been marred by controversy because the bins are only being picked up curbside despite 40 percent of St. Pete homes having alley access where trash is picked up. Reporters across the board have reported on the city’s optimism and the concerns of residents…

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St. Pete’s Historic Old Northeast Assn. provides visual proof curbside recycling won’t work

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The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association is distributing a photo showcasing its concerns over curbside recycling. The photo shows an overflowing blue bin parked in front of an otherwise well-manicured home. Trash – not recycling – is spilling from the bin. There’s a greasy pizza box – one of several items listed on the City of St. Pete’s website and in instructional materials distributed along with the bins as a recycling no-no. There also seems to be plastic bags, another…

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