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City to Launch Mixed Recycling Program

Oct 26, 2016

The city says it’s time to make recycling easier for Rochester residents.

A new Mixed Recycling program will mean paper can be mixed with metal, glass and plastic in one large bin.

City crews will deliver a 96-gallon blue recycling container to each household in phases, beginning on November 7, 2016. The big covered rolling bins will hold eight times more recyclables than the old 12-gallon blue boxes. 

Mayor Lovely Warren announced Wednesday that during a successful pilot run in neighborhoods like Park Avenue, Charlotte, and the 19th Ward, the city saw an increase in the amount of recyclables collected and residents who didn’t get a large blue bin were interested.

Mixed Recycling bins will be collected every other week, on the same day as the neighborhood’s regular garbage pickup.

Recycling collection schedules are available online at the city’s website.