There is some surprisingly good news about recycling in Fort Wayne. The new one cart recycling program is working so much better than the old three bin recycling that the mayor wants to the drop garbage collection fee by $1 per month. Before the new program started in January, we had to put a large portion of of our recyclables in the garbage because the local recycling plant wouldn't recycle them. Now, we only have half as much garbage because the recycling accepts many more items. The paper is reporting an increase in the participation rate over last year's dismal numbers. But I wonder how much of the increase in total recycled materials is due to those of us who already recycled being able to recycle plastics #3-7 which we couldn't before.