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Not enough trash: Montgomery has trouble with recycling

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Officials in Montgomery say the city is not producing enough trash to make a recycling program sustainable.

Four major Alabama cities have a similar population size - Huntsville, Birmingham, Mobile and Montgomery. The Montgomery Advertiser reports ( ) that the capital city is the only one without recycling and the only one facing doubts about its ability to maintain a recycling program.

Montgomery owns a recycling facility, but it has been closed for 17 months since a private company suspended operations. The city's residents have been without recycling services since then.

City Finance Director Barry Crabb says the facility required about 150,000 tons of trash a year. In its final year, it received only 78,000 tons from the city and about another 24,000 tons from north Florida and areas around Montgomery.

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