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St. Petersburg Scraps Trash Sorting Experiment

St. Petersburg has scrapped its plan to introduce sorted trash collection in the city.

Citizens' attitudes toward the program make it easier to collect all of resident's trash in one bin and then sort it at a center, the deputy chairman of the city's ecological committee told Interfax Thursday.

The city had experimented with providing disposal bins for categories of trash like plastics, glass, paper and food waste before abandoning the idea due to inefficiency.

According to local media, some containers, which first began appearing in May, were quickly closed due to a lack of use.

Volunteer-run recycling programs still exist in St. Petersburg and many cities throughout Russia

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