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Columbus Achieves 78% Residential Recycling Participation Rate

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A new survey from Rumpke this summer revealed that the City of Columbus has been able to achieve a 78% participation rate with its residential curbside recycling program that first rolled out in 2012.

“I am so proud of how residents have enthusiastically embraced recycling in Columbus,” said Mayor Michael Coleman. “The amount of trash they toss into their regular garbage bins has been cut in half because they are now recycling.”

Rumpke conducted a similar survey in the Spring of 2013, following the completion of the final phase of the program’s launch. At that point in time, the survey indicated that the city had a 73.5% participation rate. In 2014, the program was expanded to service smaller apartment and condo buildings as well.

In its first three years, the residential recycling program has collected over 95,000 tons of materials from a total of 201,220 households.

For more information, visit columbus.gov/RecyColumbus.

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