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Recycling Suspended; Great Cities Symposium; Single-Use Plastics; Six Years of "Edible"

Ida New Orleans Trash
Kevin McGill
Associated Press
Bags and containers of household garbage and piles of storm debris line a New Orleans street, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Ida struck the city, many residents are growing angry at the lack of garbage pickups in New Orleans— a problem officials say stems from labor shortages that began with the COVID-19 pandemic and were made worse by the storm.

Next week, Jacksonville will suspend curbside recycling collection due to labor shortages.

Beginning Monday, Jacksonville residents can bring their recycling to one of 14 dropoff centers citywide.


Great Cities Symposium

On October 6, former Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield joins Scenic Jacksonville as a guest speaker for the second annual Great Cities Symposium. He cleaned up the Tennessee city in the early 2000s and changed its economic landscape.

Guest: Ron Littlefield, former Mayor of Chattanooga, TN

Single-Use Plastics

Single-use plastics litter our communities and oceans. The University of Florida and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has a survey you can take on single-use plastics and how you can reduce your plastic usage.

Guest: Janet Stanko, Chair of the Single-Use Plastics subgroup with the Florida Sierra Club

Six Years of "Edible"

Edible Northeast Florida celebrates its sixth anniversary with its latest issue, Roasted.

Guest: Lauren Titus, Editor of Edible Northeast Florida

Patrick Cantin can be reached at or on Twitter.

Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.