MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In the first six weeks of single-sort recycling, Minneapolis saw an increase of nearly 400 tons’ worth of recycled materials from the same period last year.
According to Minneapolis officials, that marks a 63 percent increase during the six-week period.
Prior to the changeover this year, Minneapolis only allowed for multi-sort recycling, which required customers to separate their glass from their plastic from their aluminum cans and so on.
There are still some neighborhoods that haven’t switched over to the single-sort plan. About 30,000 customers are on single-sort, whereas about 80,000 will switch over in spring or summer.
Residents will know they can switch to single-sort when they receive new blue recycling carts.