TROY — Last spring, Rumpke was awarded the city’s two-year recycling contract for $623,750 and efforts to increase the city of Troy’s recycling is growing.
Beginning Sept. 28 through Oct. 2, Rumpke will be delivering it new 65-gallon recycling carts to Troy residents. The carts feature a lid to keep recyclables in their containers and can hold three times the amount as the red bins. The carts also feature wheels for residents to safely haul their recyclables to the curb.
Residents are to leave the red bins at the curb for removal next week.Residents may also request an additional cart at no extra cost.
The new green carts will be for recyclable materials only. If general trash is placed in the recyclable bin, it will not be collected.
The carts will be placed along the curb, eliminating alley collections, according to city officials.
The carts will be emptied using an automatic arm to dump the recyclables in the truck. Rumpke will be using new vehicles that allow the driver to use an automated system to manipulate the equipment to empty the container without exiting the vehicle. Rumpke has ordered new fuel efficient and environmentally friendly Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles to use in Troy in the near future.
“As Ohio’s recycling leader, Rumpke is excited to deliver carts and increase recycling participation in Troy. At the same time, the automated collection will keep the streets of Troy looking their best, while the compressed natural gas truck technology will ensure quieter service and less overall air emissions,” said Amanda Pratt, director of communications at Rumpke. “It’s a win for Troy and the environment on multiple levels.”
Instructions for placing the carts include: face the cart toward the street, position the cart within two feet of the curb, and avoid placing the cart near parked cars or mailboxes. A clearance of four feet is preferred.
Recyclables in the cart will continue to be collected on the same day as general trash. Items that are not to be recycled include plastic bags, metal hangers and medical sharp objects.
The following list are examples of what may be placed in the carts: paper, plastic, glass, metal cans, broken down cardboard and containers.
Residents cannot opt out of the recycling program. The carts are to remain at the residence even if owners or tenants change addresses. All carts are to be stored inside or outside the property. Carts and trash containers may be placed at the curb the night before or the day of collection. Collection dates will continue as scheduled.
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