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Normal Celebrates Eco-Friendly Effort

City's residents get onboard with recycling program.
The town of Normal is celebrating its first successful year of curbside recycling. Today, council members and staff paraded carts around Uptown Circle. In just one year, the commmunity has helped to recycle almost 4,000 tons of materials. Normal's residential curbside recycling currently has a participation rate of 56%, a number Mayor Chris Koos says he would like to see improve. "I'd like to see us get to 90 to 100%. That would be our goal to get everybody in the community to do it. In some of the student complexes we'd like to see them put in single stream dumpsters," says Koos. Kids also got in on the celebration with face painting and recycled paper making.
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