West Hollywood is getting rid of its street-side recycling bins, and increasing the percentage of garbage that it diverts from landfills, the city reported Saturday.
One-can recycling containers are being installed on the sidewalks of Santa Monica Boulevard, the city's principal artery, in February.
West Hollywood is going to start running all of its garbage through an automated sorter that will bear the brunt of sorting recyclable items out of the mainstream. The system will be monitored by a human.
Recycle-goods-only cans will be removed, and replaced by 31 general purpose street-side cans. The sorting system will even separate paper by grade for reuse.
Stickers boasting that "more than 85 percent of the City of West Hollywood's street-side garbage is recycled" will then be plastered on the sidewalk garbage cans, the city announced.