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Anthony Brown, who is a Lead Man on one of St. Petersburg's new recycling trucks, moves a recycling bin after Mayor Rick Kriseman 's news conference in front of a resident's home at 161 19th Avenue South in the Old Southeast neighborhood Monday. [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. R …

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