The Cost Of Recycling Hits Budgets In Massachusetts Cities And Towns

Craig LeMoult, WGBH

Officials from several western Mass. communities gathered in Holyoke recently to discuss the problem and some ways they might lessen the load. One of the day’s presenters was John Hite of the Conservation Law Foundation.

“I will say that we do have one program in place currently that is the single most effective recycling program we know,” he said. “Does anybody know what that is?”

The answer — the bottle redemption program.

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