New Recycling Carts to Roll Out Monday
The blue bins will be delivered to single-family homes as part of Dunedin's new, single-stream recycling program that starts in October.
Dunedin's new recycling carts will roll out starting Monday.
The city will distribute its new, blue recycling bins to single-family homes over a two-week period beginning Sept. 17, said Bill Pickrum, solid waste division director.
The new carts are part of Dunedin's move to a single-stream recycling program that begins Oct. 1. Recyclables, including glass, plastic and cardboard, will be picked up once a week at the curb on the same day as residents' yard debris and bulk materials.
Regular, twice-a-week garbage pickup remains unchanged.
The cost for recycling will be included as a part of residents' trash bills, and the current, monthly $2.79 fee for recycling is going away.
The new 65-gallon carts will include a label on the lid that will outline what types of items can be recycled and which day of the week they'll be collected.
Customers who normally have their trash picked up on Mondays should receive their new carts first, with other residents to follow. About 13,000 carts will be distributed to city residents, Pickrum said.
Those who live in multi-family condo communities and business owners who currently pay the city for recycling services aren't eligible to have the new recycling as part of their trash bills, according to Public Works Director Doug Hutchens. However, they're welcome to shop around or receive a favorable rate from the city's contractor, Hutchens said.
For more information about Dunedin's new recycling program, visit the city's website.