Unable to absorb new costs, cities are killing recycling programs just as public concerns about climate change ratchet up, Kim Hart and Erica Pandey report.
What we're seeing: Axios paid a visit to a major recycling center in exurban D.C.
The plant — operated by Republic Services in Manassas, Va., in the heart of Prince William County — runs up to 22 hours a day to process the 550 tons of paper, plastic, aluminum and glass that are delivered daily.
Many cities are struggling to make recycling work.
What's needed: Cities have to renegotiate their recycling contracts, many of which are 30 years old, to find a viable business model.
What's next: Researchers are developing robots to more accurately and efficiently complete tedious, dangerous recycling tasks like sorting.
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