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Yakima Waste Systems Almost Done With Recycling Revamp

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima Waste Systems is just one route away from completely changing their recycling program from a three-bin system to a "one-cart-fits-all" system.

In the past, customers who paid for curbside recycling had to sort glass, plastics, and paper into three separate bins. For the past month, Yakima Waste has been giving people a single bin to put their recyclables.

However, they no longer take glass products because workers would be at-risk of cutting their hands while sorting.

Employees estimate the conversion cost more than $500,000.

The curbside recycling service is $3.46 a month.

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