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Increasing Houston’s Recycling Rates

Earlier this week, officials in southwest Houston announced they would be expanding a popular recycling program for more than five-thousand residents. It’s called single-stream recycling. The program replaces smaller, 18-gallon green bins with much bigger 96-gallon bins. City officials say this program is very popular with residents, who find recycling more convenient with these larger, […]

Earlier this week, officials in southwest Houston announced they would be expanding a popular recycling program for more than five-thousand residents. It's called single-stream recycling. The program replaces smaller, 18-gallon green bins with much bigger 96-gallon bins. City officials say this program is very popular with residents, who find recycling more convenient with these larger, more portable containers. And Houston officials say another 70-thousand homes will be added on to the program over the next month, with the ultimate goal of moving 55 percent of Houston's households to the program. Today we talk more about the program and other efforts underway to improve Houston's recycling rates.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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