New Single-Stream Recycling program begins in city of Lewiston

LEWISTON, ID - The City of Lewiston has just started Single-Stream Recycling.

Glass can no longer be put into bins, and sorting is no longer necessary. The City says Single-Stream Recycling makes recycling easier, and is better for our environment. Officials also said it will keep lots of the extras out of the landfill.

"We see it all the time, plastics get made into clothes and reusing cardboard for other things and paper getting recycled," said Public Works Director Chris Davies. "It's good for the community at large and its good for the environment too."

And while glass is no longer available for curb side pick-up, recycling glass is still encouraged, and can be done at A&B Foods, Rosauers Grocery, and the City Transfer Station.

If the size of your 96-gallon blue cart is too heavy, don't sweat. The City is planning on getting smaller containers by next month.