The City of Pearland will officially be delivering 96-gallon recycling carts to all neighborhoods and subdivisions within the city.
Over the past two years, the City of Pearland, along with its contractor for garbage/recycling, Waste Management, has enhanced recycling services, by implementing simple and efficient single-stream curb-side recycling collection. Residents have been able to combine recyclables into a single container and reduce the amount of waste sent to area landfills. The current 18-gallon bins will be obsolete by April 2014, and those wishing to recycle must start using the new carts by April 2014.
Waste Management will be delivering the new carts to all neighborhoods and subdivisions by April 2014. The carts will be dropped off in front of each residential household, along with instructions on what is currently allowed in the recycle carts. Many neighborhoods, including the 3 pilot neighborhoods, have already received their carts. The cost for this new service is an extra $1.67 per month, whether or not you choose to utilize the cart.
The advantages of this new cart include:
- More capacity for recycling (4 times more than current container)
- Carts are maneuverable and easy to roll
- Carts feature large wheels and do not need to be lifted and carried
- The carts have lids, which will reduce litter, odors, animals, and insect problems
Your recycling day will remain the same collection day of the week as it currently is and other garbage services will remain the same, as well. The carts should be placed on the street/curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling day with the front of the cart facing the street and the handle/wheels on the back-side of the cart facing your residence.
The City will also be sending out two informational mailouts regarding the carts. Please be on the lookout for those as they will also explain in detail the proper use of the carts.
If you are interested in participating in or learning about future KPB events, please do not hesitate to contact KPB at (281) 652-1659. Information can also be found on our website at www.mykpb.org and on our Facebook page.
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