Ok, I found this really encouraging…
Rethink Waste, the umbrella organization responsible for our new weekly recycling, says that:
“Residents in the RethinkWaste service area in and around San Mateo, Calif., have been recycling more by volume because of Rethink Waste’s new CartSMART weekly recycling, compost and garbage collection services, the group is reporting in a news release.
Residential single stream recycling tonnages are up by 33.5 percent during the first quarter of 2011 in comparison to the same period last year, says Rethink Waste. The compost volume has increased by 28.9 percent for the same period, while the garbage volume has decreased by 19.8 percent.”
Here’s a link to the whole press release