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Date announced for the return of curbside recycling in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Tuesday morning that curbside recycling will return throughout the city on Monday, April 4.

Action News Jax reported in October when the city temporarily paused curbside recycling to allow crews to get caught up on the backlog of garbage and yard waste pickup.

Residents, however, have been paying for it this entire time.

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It’s not a lot — $150.80 a year per residence — but that doesn’t come close to covering the overall cost of the service, leaving the department $31 million in debt to the general fund this year alone.

Curry’s announcement raises more questions about how they plan to restart curbside recycling.

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