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Residential recycling fee in Edmond will increase July 1

Edmond customers are getting 96-gallon rolling carts for recycling. The monthly charge will increase 48 cents starting July 1.
by Diana Baldwin Published: May 29, 2013
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— Fees for solid waste collections are going up 48 cents a month as the city enhances its recycling program starting July 1.

The increase will provide residents with 96-gallon, rolling recycle carts with lids, city council members decided this week.

The charge for recycling will increase from $2.32 a month to $2.80.

“The last increase was eight years ago,” City Manager Larry Stevens said.

The five-year agreement through June 2018 will cost the city $870,000 per year. The contract for the residential curbside recycling program is with Republic Services.

The new program will cost the city $150,000 more annually than the current contract with Waste Management, which has had the contract since August 2005.

“We have outgrown the 18-gallon bins and we need to go to a larger container,” said Wesley Dedmon, Edmond's solid waste superintendent.

The new provider also will pick up cardboard items, something currently not collected.

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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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