Single-stream arrives

John Jakoby with the Durango Recycling Center kicks waste onto a conveyor belt filled with plastic, cans and cardboard headed to a bailer on Monday, the first day of single-stream recycling. Starting Monday, all curbside recycling in the city of Durango will be collected in automated recycling containers, and the old hand-sorted curbside boxes are being phased out. Enlarge photo

SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

John Jakoby with the Durango Recycling Center kicks waste onto a conveyor belt filled with plastic, cans and cardboard headed to a bailer on Monday, the first day of single-stream recycling. Starting Monday, all curbside recycling in the city of Durango will be collected in automated recycling containers, and the old hand-sorted curbside boxes are being phased out.