Falls tables measure to increase recycling rates

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – People living in Niagara Falls will not face fines if they don’t follow the city’s recycling rules, at least for now.

The city council tabled a measure to increase recycling rates. The proposal would have created new rules to cite and fine people who don’t follow the program.

Organizers want the change to go into effect August 4, but the council is on recess for the next month.

Niagara Falls recently made headlines regarding their garbage totes and recycling bins. The brand new, city-delivered garbage totes may have a tracking chip embedded inside.

Niagara Falls, like many other municipalities across the country, wants to better manage it assets, including the $2 million worth of blue and green totes it is distributing to its residents. The money for the new totes came from casino revenue.

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