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Nearly three-dozen people will needed to be tested after a former high school student in Charlotte tested positive for Tuberculosis (TB).More >>
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The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Democratic National Convention is just two weeks away, and the city of Charlotte is gearing up for thousands of people and tons of waste.
"We're trying to have a recycling container at least as often as we have a garbage container," said Joe Hack with Mecklenburg County Solid Waste.
Local recycling experts estimate eight tons of recyclable materials will be collected during just one night of the DNC at Bank of America Stadium.
WBTV did some investigating to see exactly who is cleaning up all the trash left behind, and who is taking care of the massive issue of recycling.
A group called the DNC Charlotte Green Team will be a big part of the recycling solution. The group is searching for volunteers to help during the DNC.
"Volunteers will serve as educational hosts and stand by an Eco Station, which is a three-bin station featuring recycling, compost and landfill bins, to help answer questions from attendees," a website for the group states.
Jake Wilson from Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful says they hope not only to make a difference, but to show the world how beautiful Charlotte can be.
"This is going to be watched internationally, so we want everybody to know that Charlotte's a great city, a clean city and it's a great place to live."