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Bristol Agrees to Rumble Over Recycling

Town Council gives nod to a recycling competition between Bristol, Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport.

Get ready to rumble over recycling.

The Bristol Town Council agreed to participate in a recycling competition with Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport on Wednesday night, Dec. 4. Those three towns have already signed on.

Kyle Hence, the recycling coordinator for Portsmouth, came up with the idea as a way to boost recycling rates in all the towns. He made a brief presentation to the councilors on the competition at the request of Town Councilor Timothy Sweeney, who heads the town’s recycling committee.

“Why not have a community competition to boost recycling rates?” said Hence.

Details of the competition are still being worked out, he said. But the competition is expected to start in early or mid January. 

How will the towns be scored? said Town Councilor Edward Stuart.

“We’re kind of behind at the start,” he said of Bristol’s low recycling rate.

“Probably on two metrics,” Hence said. “The greatest increase. And the highest rate of recycling.”

Get ready to rumble over recycling.

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