Richland County Solid Waste and Recycling is distributing new recycling roll carts this week to more than 16,000 households that have curbside collection service.
The 95-gallon, bright green recycling roll carts replace 18-gallon red recycling bins the County previously used, and they will be distributed by the end of the month so residents can begin using them the first week of February, said interim Solid Waste Director Rudy Curtis.
“Changing to bigger roll carts allows our residents to recycle more items, and hopefully encourages more residents to recycle across the County,” Curtis said.
Another change coming to those households receiving the new roll carts is that materials for recycling will be picked up every two weeks, as opposed to once a week. Regular garbage collection, however, will continue to be picked up weekly. Affected customers will be notified by postcard.
Unincorporated households affected by the change are all in three service areas. They are:
· Area 5A – Located south of Two Notch Road and north of Fort Jackson. Bordered on the southwest by Decker Boulevard, the area stretches around the perimeter of the Fort before finally getting eastward to the County line.
· Area 5B – Located in and around Forest Acres and south of Arcadia Lakes.
· Area 7 – Begins in Olympia and heads east to the County line, south of the CSX Transportation rail line.
This is the second year the County has distributed new roll carts. In 2013, about 19,000 customers in service areas 2 (north-central Richland County) and 6 (neighborhoods bordering Garners Ferry Road) received the new recycling carts. Plans call for all County customers to have the new bigger roll carts by 2015.
Residents who receive the new roll carts are encouraged to keep the old recycling bin for personal use, or they can put it inside the new roll cart so it can be recycled.
Click here to view the following advertisements about the roll-out of Richland County’s new recycling roll carts.
30 second ad – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grLKF66xLgg
60 second ad – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MngsGVgp7Eo