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What’s Taking Houston’s ‘One Bin’ Recycling Program So Long?

If you’ve been waiting eagerly for Houston’s “one bin” recycling program, don’t hold your breath. It’s still unclear when the program might begin. The original idea was to have every piece of household trash — including recyclables — go into one bin. The money to develop this idea came from Former New York Mayor Michael […]

If you've been waiting eagerly for Houston's "one bin" recycling program, don't hold your breath. It's still unclear when the program might begin.

The original idea was to have every piece of household trash — including recyclables — go into one bin. The money to develop this idea came from Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropic challenge fund, but the review about implementing the program has gone on longer than anticipated.

We get an update on where the project stands, what’s slowing it down and if it even makes sense in the first place compared to the city’s relatively new single-stream recycling program.

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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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