Buffalo Takes Steps to Update Recycling Protocol

9:34 PM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y.- Local organizations have begun work on updating Buffalo's recycling charter so that it complies with state law.

"The Buffalo Recycling Alliance and the Partnership for Public Good are going to work with some Buffalo law students and craft a new recycling charter that follows state law," said Investigative Post reporter Dan Telvock.

In February an Investigative Post story found that Buffalo's recycling law did not comply with state law and lacked enforcement.

The story also found there was a lack in education about recycling despite a $400,000 allotment dedicated towards it.

The city has since filled the recycling coordinator position that sat vacant for four years and is making changes to city hall itself.

"They added new recycling bins in city hall so workers in city hall can now recycle their stuff," said Telvock.

Currently the city recycling charter violates state law by not requiring people who live in one and two-family homes to recycle.

You can find more work by the Investigative Post on investigativepost.org.

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