Updated Sept. 16, 2022
Curbside recycling service officially ends with one final recycling pickup and recycling cart collection on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Customers are asked to place their recycling carts out on the curb the evening before on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and leave out until picked up — it may take several days. This is the final pick-up.
The City received notice from its recycling provider that the provider was cancelling the contract as a result of significant rate increases that the City was unwilling to place on every sanitation customer. The City in recent months had also received numerous customer complaints of service delays where recycling was not being picked up on time.
Only 25% of City sanitation customers were utilizing curbside recycling service, but a potential rate increase would have affect every sanitation customer. At a $200,000 increase in disposal costs, in addition to fuel increases, the resulting rate would have increased all customers’ rates by an additional $3 per month on top of the rate increase already set in place for its regular waste disposal.
Rather than an increased monthly fee in addition to the unreliable service experienced and complained about by many customers, the City opted to keep the rate this year at $22.50 per month and accept the notice of termination of curbside recycling.
The City intends to provide a recycling drop-off location at its Public Works facility on Springs Industrial Drive. Planning is underway to have the drop-off site ready before the end of the year. Stay tuned to our social media and website for further updates throughout the fall relating to the recycling program.