Minneapolis Introduces One-Sort Recycling

Updated: 11/08/2012 12:22 PM KSTP.com By: Kate Renner

The city of Minneapolis is dropping off something on every resident's street corner, a big blue container.

It's all a part of their new one-sort recycling program that's supposed to increase the number of households that recycle.  

By the end of the month 30,000 blue bins will be delivered to households as a part of phase one.

The rest of the city will get the one-sort bins by next spring in phase two.
The city also has to buy seven new recycling trucks because all of the recyclables can now be dumped into one giant pile.

The up front cost for the city is $9 million; but by getting rid of half the vehicles, and doubling the route sizes, the city expects to see long-term savings.

The city's main goal is to increase the amount of stuff people recycle.

The blue bins can hold 95 gallons of recyclables, so the city is hoping to double the amount of materials people recycle in the next two years.

The routes and pick-up dates will stay the same.