NYC years away from recycling takeout containers

NEW YORK - (AP) - New York's City Council has expanded city wastelaws to add plastic takeout containers, yogurt tubs and medicinebottles to the list required for recycling.

But it will be years before it becomes practice, if ever.

Currently the city recycles two types of plastics, mostlylimited to containers such as soda bottles and milk jugs.

The measure passed by the City Council yesterday takes effectafter a new recycling facility opens in Brooklyn, set for mid-2012.The facility will be privately owned and operated.

After the facility is open, officials say the city will analyzethe cost of recycling the new types of plastics and present thefinding to the council.

The council also voted yesterday to require recycling bins inevery school classroom and more containers in public places.

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