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Recycling program may end in Denver

Denver’s curbside recycling program may be eliminated as early as July, as the Colorado city faces a $50-million budget deficit, reports the Denver Post.

The curbside recycling program costs the city $1.7 million per year , while the city earns about $500ꯠ from selling the recovered packaging and waste. In addition, Denver may also start to charge for trash pick-up for the first time to generate revenue. Needless to say, residents interviewed by the newspaper opposed closing the recycling program, several predicting more trash and container litter on the highways.—AO

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