The number of people who recycle in St. John’s isn’t where the city would like to see the numbers, but the product being placed at curbside has a low rate of spoilage.
What that means is that people who do recycle are doing a good job of preparation of the materials so that they are acceptable for recycling.
Public Works Chair Danny Breen says most people should be going through about two or three bags of regular garbage a week.
The residual rate in St. John’s is three whereas most places would be up around five or six. He says that means those who are recycling are doing a good job.