High Hopes, Skepticism for Houston's Recycling Plan

Proponents of Houston’s ambitious plan to increase recycling call it the future of waste management. To detractors, it’s just a waste.

Under the planned One Bin for All program, Houston residents would not need to separate glass, plastic and paper from food and other garbage. Instead, everything would go into one bin and get sorted after arrival at a mixed waste processing facility.

Thursday is the deadline for private companies to submit bids to the city to build and run the facility. The bid guidelines call for a 75 percent diversion rate — that is, only 25 percent of solid ...

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