In the 1970s, a New Jersey lawmaker proposed that residents put their glass, metal, and paper out on the curb in separate buckets. His neighbors thought his idea was garbage. But when they found out how much money it would save their town, they changed their minds. Today, recycling is big business - but is it getting *too* big? We go inside a sorting facility to find out on the next Morning Edition from NPR News.
(Photo: Single-stream municipal recycling facility – Courtesy USEPA)