Groups call for more recycling in St. Petersburg
Civic and business groups want better recycling in St. Petersburg.
The groups will hold a news conference on the steps of City Hall at 11 a.m. today to launch a the “People’s Trash” campaign for universal curbside recycling.
The St. Petersburg League of Women Voters says the city is “behind the times” with its recycling program. They are urging Mayor Bill Foster and the City Council to act on the issue.
Groups gathering include the Council of Neighborhood Associations, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Suncoast Sierra Club, NAACP and the League of Women Voters.
“St. Pete is the only city out of Florida’s top 50 most populated cities to not have this basic service that is routine everywhere else,” said Karen Coale, president of the St. Petersburg League of Women Voters.