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Show Summary: Recycling is such a norm in some cities it’s easy to think that’s true all over the US. But some cities still don’t have curbside pickup. And for those that do, questions and conflict about. Residents might be surprised to find out how many “recyclables” end up in landfills. Emphatic critics of popular “all in one bin” collection see it as more harmful than helpful. Then there’s the untapped potential of trash-as-resource. Can the tons of refuse produced worldwide realistically be a source of energy or reclaimed resources? Do landfills harbor buried treasure?