Boulder City will launch its new and improved recycling program in just a few weeks. All homeowners can participate in the citywide "B.C. Waste Free" curbside recycling program. Each home will be provided a new 65-gallon, wheeled recycling bin, and all recyclables can be placed in this new large container (upon request, 32-gallon bins will be made available where the 65-gallon bin is too large). Recycling will continue to be collected on Wednesday every week. Just wheel the container to the curb anytime after 6pm on Tuesdays and no later than 6pm on Wednesdays to ensure pickup. This service will be offered to all residential customers, including those that reside in apartment or condominium complexes. The program is completely voluntary, but I hope that everyone will participate and help reduce the amount of waste being taken to our landfill.
It is important to separate recyclable materials from non-recyclables because when people throw food or other garbage in the recycling bin, it can contaminate an entire truckload of recyclables, forcing the entire load to be deposited into the landfill.
Nearly 75 percent of what we throw away can be recycled. Recycling helps conserve landfill space while preserving natural resources. Reusing and recycling is the easiest and cheapest way for people to go green.
Recycling is easy. It can be done at home, school, work or play. The new recycling program is totally comprehensive. You can now recycle anywhere in B.C.
How easy is it? You throw ALL recyclables in one bin, and you’re done. Doing your part to increase recycling, and divert thousands of tons of waste from being buried in our landfill, has never been so easy.
Improved recycling is vital to the future of our City and our planet. Aim for zero-waste and, together, we’ll keep Boulder City “Clean and Green.”
For more information regarding the City’s new and improved recycling program, look for the City’s September newsletter as well as promotional material coming from B.C. Waste Free. For commercial customers, enhancements to the cardboard recycling program will be offered. Recycling at special events in the City will also be offered.
Visit Roger at http://www.bcnv.org/CityCouncil/Tobler.asp.