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Sch’dy officials need to talk trash as recycling rates hit rock bottom

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A Trash Talk Forum was held last month at Schenectady County Community College, sponsored by the Schenectady County Environmental Advisory Council. The purpose of the forum was to address the fact that the recycling rate in Schenectady has fallen to 8 percent, 26 percent below the national average. What is happening? A recent visual check revealed that in richer Schenectady neighborhoods, nine of 10 people put out recycling bins on trash pickup day, but in ...

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