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Anthony Brown, lead man on one of St. Petersburg’s new recycling trucks, moves a recycling bin Monday after Mayor Rick Kriseman’s news conference in front of a resident’s home in the city’s Old Southeast neighborhood. JOHN PENDYGRAFT | Times

Curbside recycling kicks off in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG Universal curbside recycling debuted to cheers on one side of the city Monday and complaints on the other. Mayor Rick Kriseman began the program in the Old Southeast, watching as a new truck pulled over, extended a mechanical arm and plucked a blue bin from the curb like a crab snapping its claw. Res …

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