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The Business of Recycling

Jun 28, 2018

Baltimore DPW recycling collection employees Welford Lee Johnson Jr. (L) and Roland Weeks Jr. after finishing their route in SW Baltimore.
Credit Melissa Gerr

We’re about a decade in to single-stream recycling in Maryland --how is the system working? And how are we doing? Is the process cost effective? Is recycling worthwhile? We ask Robert Murrow, recycling coordinator at Baltimore City Department of Public Works, about the business of recycling. Plus, DPW recycling collection employee Roland Weeks Jr. describes realities of the work and his colleague Welford Lee Johnson Jr. offers advice to aspirational recyclers.

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