Mallory to announce new recycling rewards program

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory is holding a press conference on Monday to talk about the city's enhanced recycling program, and plans to increase recycling even more.

The adoption of the City's enhanced recycling program has already produced great results, including a 75 percent increase in participation, a 50 percent increase in the amount of recycling generated and a savings of nearly $1 million through decreased landfill disposal costs and increased revenues from the sale of recyclables.

Mayor Mallory will launch a community council recycling challenge, in which Cincinnati's Community Councils are asked to encourage those residents who are not recycling to start. Like previous Community Council Challenges, the communities that participate will earn financial rewards.

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