New Recycling Carts
This spring residents of Blendon Township will be receiving an upgrade to their curbside recycling program. Beginning in late April, residents will receive new wheeled, 65-gallon recycling carts, thanks in part to a grant from SWACO (the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio) and a national nonprofit organization called The Recycling Partnership.
The new recycling carts provide residents and communities many advantages over the old-style recycling bins. Besides the fact that they’re much easier to take to the curb, they have a lid, which reduces litter on windy days, and the larger size makes it easier for residents to recycle more material. Wheeled carts also allow for automated collection to improve the safety of collection workers and greater efficiency, both of which benefit communities as they seek competitive bids for lower-cost recycling and waste-hauling services.
As part of the upgrade to the new carts, residents will receive information about how to “Recycle Right.” This information will emphasize that there are five types of materials that residents should put in their recycling carts:
- Paper and cardboard (remember to flatten boxes)
- Plastic bottles and jugs (leave on the lids and labels)
- Glass bottles and jars (all colors)
- Metal cans (aluminum cans, soup cans, empty aerosol cans, etc.)
- Cartons (milk cartons, juice boxes, broth cartons, rinse and remove the lids and straws)
Leave the materials loose in your cart – do not bag your materials. Anything that is not on the list should not be put in your recycling cart.
“We’re excited for the new recycling cart program. We know that it will be a change for residents, but we’re confident that residents will like their new recycling carts and it will be an improvement for the community” said Bryan Rhoads, Township Administrator.
For more information visit SWACO at www.recycleright.org.
- Red recycling bins will be picked up curbside on April 26th.
- New carts will be delivered between April 21st and April 27th.
All carts will be supplied for free, delivered for free, and the red bins will be picked up for free. This program is at no expense to our residents, as we are striving to be an environmentally conscious and sustainable community.