Oregon: Portland Recycles Fervently, and Incorrectly
People in Portland love recycling, but it seems that they throw many things into their blue recycling bins that do not belong.
From Willamette Week:
"Diapers aren't the heaviest things people put in recycling bins that don't belong there," says Vinod Singh of Far West Recycling. "But they are the grossest."
The average Portland household put 614 pounds of recycling in its blue bin last year, an amount that has nearly tripled over the past 25 years. That recycling total is a point of civic pride—only a handful of major U.S. cities recycle more.