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New Curbside Recycling Figures Released

Columbus' curbside recycling program saved the city 1.2 million dollars in landfill tipping fees through the end of May. The city says in the past year, Rumpke Waste collected 22 thousand tons of recyclables through the program that was launched last year. The goals are to cut tipping costs and help extend the life of the Franklin County landfill. 98 percent of Columbus households are participating in the program. Columbus environmental steward Erin Miller says the city hopes for more recycling activity in the next year. She says officials want to put the blue recycling bins at condominium and apartment complexes with more than four units.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.