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Pittsburgh will add 80 on-street recycling bins to business districts

| Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:51 p.m

Pittsburgh will add 80 on-street recycling bins to business districts, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s office said in a statement Thursday.

The city now has more than 50 recycling containers in East Liberty, Bloomfield, Mt. Washington, South Side, North Shore and Downtown business districts. An additional 80 containers will be installed in Lawrenceville, Oakland, Shadyside, the Strip District and Squirrel Hill business districts.

According to the statement, between 2007 and 2012, the city recycled more than 78,000 tons of waste, and composted 19,000 tons, saving the city $1,9 million in landfill costs and made $3.4 million from recycling revenue.

The city also received a $433,000 performance grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for its recycling efforts.

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