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Sioux City Environmental Advisory Board unveils a new way to encourage recycling

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – The Sioux City Environmental Advisory Board unveiled a new way to promote recycling in the community.

Currently, the City is at only 55 percent participation rate.

A new transit bus design, promoting recycling, will be cruising throughout the city for the next 12 months.

Members of the Sioux City Environmental Advisory Board hope to bring awareness to the importance of recycling with the newly-created bus.

Carrie Radloff, a member of the advisory board, says the current participation rate means 55 percent of households with curbside services in Sioux City have at least one recycling bin.

Items such as milk jugs, pizza boxes, and empty food cans can be recycled curbside.

“People are recycling more, anybody who starts recycling continues to recycle and they tell their friends. We have a very stable program in Sioux City we don’t change what we accept and don’t accept as often as other municipalities do,” said Radloff.

The Environmental Services Department wants to remind residents of Sioux City that even little efforts to recycle will make a difference.

For more information on how you can request your recycling bin visit the city’s website.

Xava Parra

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