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Recycling woes continue to plague Shreveport

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Sometimes they pick it up a day or two late and sometimes you may not see the recycling truck roll through your neighborhood for weeks maybe even a month at a time. City officials say recycling is too important and we can't afford to let it fall by the wayside.
You may have see this driving down the streets of Shreveport or maybe in your own neighborhood, green recycling bins that are supposed to be picked up by Republic Services, the same company that has now started picking up Bossier City's trash.

For months we've reported that they've had issues picking up recycling in a timely manner and now that they've started their Bossier contract, Shreveport City officials say services on this side of the river has only gotten worse.

Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover said, "We have an expectation that these things are going to be done and be done in a timely fashion. If some of the challenges I hear coming from our neighbors on the other side of the river are true, I think that they're having problems everywhere. It may be a problem with capacity, we're not sure."

Mayor Glover met with Pratt Industries, the company that processes Shreveport's recycling and Republic Services, the company in charge of picking up those recycling bins a few times last week to discuss options for improving pick up.

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