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Scott Wagman releases pro-recycling video



ST. PETERSBURG-- Mayoral candidate Scott Wagman released a video today announcing his support of curbside recycling.

Wagman was not immediately available for comment.

UPDATE: When asked for specifics on what type of curbside recycling program he would implement, Wagman said Wednesday that he would work with the city's recycling staff to figure out the details. 

"I need to have the power of the experience and the knowledge of the waste professionals in our city to work out the best program for the city," he said.

But as a candidate, he said he has not discussed recycling options with county or city sanitation workers.

Wagman said recycling is a modern amenity that residents and business leaders have come to expect.

"When people see you don't have it, it is seen as backwater," he said.

Wagman said he hired St. Pete Recycling Solutions, a private company used by many green residents, to pick up his recyclables at his home.

-Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:45am]


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