Special to The Sun
In the coming weeks, all City of Edmond utility customers will receive a new, larger capacity recycling cart. The new recycling cart has a 96-gallon capacity and comes with a lid and wheels for convenient moving. Another benefit is that more materials can be placed in the new cart, including cardboard, which is not accepted in the current 18-gallon bins.
“The decision to make this change was made in response to a citizen-driven demand for more recycling capabilities. Edmond is growing and the participation in the recycling program is increasing. This service gives the customer a larger capacity and the ability to recycle more materials,” Solid Waste Superintendent Bob Masterson said.
New carts will be delivered to homes during June and the first pickup will begin July 1. Unlike the current recycling program, the new carts will be serviced every other week. A reminder calendar along with other important information will be provided with the delivery of the cart. Normal solid waste collection dates and times will remain the same. Carts are to be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on the service day.
Currently, the recycling charge is $2.32 a month. With the new program, the monthly charge will increase to $2.80. The customer will not be charged a flat rate for the new carts or the 18-gallon bins. As of July 1, the 18-gallon bins will no longer be used. The resident can either keep the 18-gallon bin or recycle them.
To find out more information on the new recycling program, visit edmondok.com/edmondrecycles.