Effective July 3, 2013, residents can now recycle more materials. The City has increased the amount of items that can be recycled to include plastics numbered 1-7, all colors of glass, tin and ferrous cans. Other items can also be recycled as usual, including old newspapers and inserts, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper, aluminum cans and poly coated cartons.
Residents are reminded to leave their recycling bins on the curb by 7 a.m. on their appointed pick-up day. In January 2014, residents will be provided with a 65 gallon cart for recyclables.
“Recycling allows us to keep materials such as glass, plastic, aluminum cans, juice cartons and newspaper out of the waste stream and to use these items to produce new products rather than harvest raw materials,” Public Works Director Rich Michaud said. “Recycling saves energy, which contributes to the City's Green initiative."
For more information, call Public Works at 954-344-1165.