Recycling Cop beats the streets

Every morning, Chris White hits the streets, checking the trash and recycling habits of his fellow residents. He begins at 8 a.m., aligning his schedule with trash collection, to see how well people are recycling.

If they are doing a good job, White hangs a thank-you tag on their doorknob, and suggests a few additional things they can do to keep trash out of landfills, said White, the part-time recycling coordinator for the Department of Public Works.

Non-recyclers get another tag on their doors, urging them to change their wasteful ways, and he adds a little sticker explaining what steps they can take to get started, such as picking up free bins at the DPW. Read more.

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