Evansville recycling program a hit with residents
446 tons. That's the amount of recyclable material collected in June, the first full month of the city's new collection program. In February, less than half of that amount was collected. The new program in Evansville gives each household a 96-gallon cart for trash and a separate 96-gallon cart for recycling. Tri-State Resource Recovery receives the recyclable materials, and its general manager praises the program. Brian Whitesell says not only has the participation rate shot up from 39% to 62%, but the increase in recycling has allowed TRRC to add 12 full-time positions.