Since Thursday, the day recyclables are picked up in much of Hudson, Facebook has been abuzz with comments and complaints about rejected recyclables. The best and most thorough explanation of what this means and why this is happening now is provided by Alderman Rich Volo on his blog Fourth Ward Hudson: "Recycling in Hudson." It is recommended reading.
My observation is that, since single stream recycling was introduced in Columbia County in 2012, people have been putting some surprising things out at the curb as recyclables with the expectation that DPW crews would cart them away, and amazingly they did. The current situation doesn't seem so much a change in policy as it is a new commitment to enforcing a policy that should have already existed.
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