Twin Cities expand 3-7 collection
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
Two large companies that control a commanding portion of the Twin Cities recycling markets will be expanding the types of plastics they accept.
Waste Management and Allied Waste Services will begin accepting a wider range of plastics in the area, calling it one of the biggest developments in Minnesota recycling since the introduction of single-sort bins, reports The Star Tribune. According to the paper, both companies will launch publicity campaigns for their January expansions. Waste Management will begin collecting plastic nos. 3, 4 and 5 in addition to 1 and 2. Allied Waste will collect 3 through 7. The paper also reports that Waste Management is retrofitting its equipment at its Minneapolis plant to accommodate the new plastics.