Jacksonville may start inspecting your recycling bins

Published on October 24, 2022 at 11:49 am
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Jacksonville recyclers could see an “oops” tag attached to their bins next year — a calling card as part of the city’s newest initiative to educate and engage residents on good recycling habits.

The tags will guide recyclers as to specifically what items in their individual bins could not be properly recycled. Assessments will occur four times throughout the year in hopes that each time, the amount of garbage in recycling will reduce.

“We hope that through this educational program we will get more people to recycle as well because if you’ve got a truck going down the street, picking up five recycling bins, it’s pretty easy to pick up another five,” said City Council Vice President Ron Salem.

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