Edmond expanded recycling program starts Monday

Edmond is expanding its curbside recycling program starting Monday. Residents will now use a 96-gallon rolling cart with a lid.
by Diana Baldwin Published: June 29, 2013
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The last of the new 28,200 new recycle carts were delivered Friday in time for the start of Edmond's expanded recycling program.

The 18-gallon bins are history, and 96-gallon rolling carts with lids will be used starting Monday to gather recycled items as part of the city's curbside recycling program.

Cardboard and plastic shopping bags have been added to the items that will be recycled, said Wesley Dedmon, the city's solid waste customer coordinator.

The new bins will be serviced every other week on the same day as regular trash service. Maps and information have been provided to residents so they will know their pickup days.

Customers can keep their 18-gallon bins or recycle them by placing them in the new recycling cart.

Every home in Edmond is getting a rolling recycle cart. The charge will increase from $2.32 a month to $2.80.

City council members agreed to spend an estimated $870,000 a year to contract with Republic Servicing for the new recycling program.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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