10/13/2011Posted by MJ
Nearly 12 tons of recyclables have been collected in the first three days of curbside recycling in Lockport.
Dawn M. Timm, Niagara County environmental coordinator, said Wednesday that results have exceeded expectations..
She said she was hoping for an average of 3v tons of recycling per day. Modern Disposal began collecting trash and recycling Monday, as the city implemented its privatized refuse system with city-owned totes delivered to every household.
Recycling is being picked up every other week. Each of the five daily garbage routes has been divided into AandBsegments, with this week being an A week for recycling. Next week, those who live in B segments will have their recycling bins emptied for the first time.
The maps of A and B streets were included with the recycling bins. Information also is available at www.curbsidelockport.com ...
I believe that after a certain tonnage the city starts to get money back from recyclables collection. The more we recycle the slightly better off the city coffers will be. It would be nice to see this money (if any) dedicated to new trees or something similar.
My biggest debate at this time is where to put the recyclables until I take them outside.