All residents paying for solid waste pickup will get their recyclables (including colored glass) picked up for free starting Oct. 1.
The city commission officially approved the plan at a meeting in June after .
Residents who already receive residential curbside service and have a city-issued waste barrel will be issued a 65-gallon rolling recycling cart. All recyclable materials may go into one bin; they do not need to be sorted, according to the city plan.
Residents will receive the service for no additional rate increase. Any resident paying the monthly $2.79 fee for recycling should see it removed starting in October, Valerie Brown, city sustainability coordinator, issued in a recent release.
Recyclables will be picked up once a week on the same day as residents' yard debris and bulk materials. Regular, twice-a-week garbage pickup remains unchanged.
The recycle drop-off center at Highlander Park will eventually be phased out.
City staff will monitor curbside waste over the upcoming fiscal year to see if the new recycling program reduces residents' overall solid waste.
Materials to be accepted come October:
- All glass (of any color)
- Metal cans
- Mixed paper
- Paper Cartons (milk and juice)
- Plastic bottles, including all plastics No. 1 to 7
Brown said further information will be delivered with residents' utility bills.