Recycling Trashes Berkeley’s Budget

The City of Berkeley is facing a $10 million budget deficit, due in large part to an increase in recycling, which has lessened garbage-collection revenues, the Chron reports. In fact, Berkeley residents are recycling so much these days, that they’ve decided to downsize their garbage cans, thereby costing the city much-needed funds, because Berkeley charges collection fees based on the size of the cans.

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