Cleveland Expands Automated Waste Collection and Recycling Program

Additional 25,000 households to receive automated cans during October

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On October 6, 2014, the City of Cleveland will roll out the fourth phase of a five year expansion of the Automated Waste Collection and Curbside Recycling Program. Twenty-five thousand households in neighborhoods across the city will receive wheeled waste collection carts during the weeks of October 6, 13 and 20 on their regularly scheduled waste collection days. Each delivery will include a booklet explaining cart usage, recycling and waste setout rules.

Households in the selected areas will receive a 96-gallon black cart for garbage and a 64-gallon blue cart for recyclables. Seniors, disabled residents and households of three persons or less can request 48-gallon black and blue carts. All carts are compatible with the City’s automated trash collection trucks and will be provided free of charge.

Residents will place glass, plastic, metal cans, cardboard and mixed paper items into their blue recycle bins. All recyclable items should be placed loose (not bagged) in the blue recycling bin. All remaining waste will be put in the black bins. Residents should roll both carts to the curbside on their regularly scheduled waste collection days.

For more information about the automated Waste Collection and Recycling Program, please call 216-664-3717.

About Daniel Williams

City of Cleveland, Ohio, Director of Media Relations

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