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Truck driver shortage keeps Jacksonville's curbside recycling on hold

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David Bauerlein
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Florida Times-Union
Jill Chestnut jams cardboard into an overstuffed bin last month at the Jacksonville recycling dropoff site at Blue Cypress Regional Park in Arlington.

Anyone wanting a return of Jacksonville’s curbside recycling for Christmas might check whether Santa’s sleigh is available for off-season work.

Chances of getting waste-haulers to do it, however, are looking slim.

“It’s our goal to get recycling back as soon as we can,” a city spokesperson said; “but after speaking with our contractors this week, they are still having difficulty finding licensed workers and are still understaffed.”

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.