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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Caught: Fake recycling in Fort Smith

Posted By on Wed, May 3, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Since the days that recycling efforts began in earnest it's been attended by skepticism that stuff put out for recycling is actually being recycled and not going straight to the dump.

Comes now from Fort Smith in which the suspicion proves true. From the Times-Record:

Fort Smith residents’ recycling has been going to a landfill and not to a recycling center since November, the city administrator confirmed Monday.
There's an explanation. A recycling contract expired and the city hasn't been able to find a replacement, so has continued to run the recycling trucks from home to dump in the interim. The city said it didn't want people to break the habit of recycling before the process could be restored, so it didn't tell anybody what was going on.

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