Recycling materials coming in, start date still on track

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SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s curbside recycling program continues to take shape, and city representatives say the start date of Aug. 3 remains tentatively on track.

The recycling center received the first shipment of blue recycling bins Wednesday, according to Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator Darla Franklin. By the time deliveries finished up Friday, the city received 11 truckloads containing a total of 6,542 bins.

On Thursday, the sorting center arrived at the recycling plant.

This equipment is all part of the city’s approximately $1.45 million new recycling program, dubbed Curbcycle. The program allows for co-mingling, meaning materials including tin, aluminum, paper, magazines, newsprint, cardboard, paperboard and plastic can go into bins for curbside pickup and sorting at the landfill.

City Utilities Manager Dan Roberts said Sheridan has spent $712,000 to date and plans another $426,000 in expenses, with the $1.13 million total projected to come in $320,000 under budget.

Franklin said the city hopes to begin distributing recycling carts to residents in the middle of July and finish up by the end of that month.

All dates, Franklin warned, are tentative based on a number of factors, such as contractors upgrading the recycling center, shipment dates and assembling the equipment.

Other information from the city shows the recycling bins will be labeled either red or yellow. The city will provide residents with a schedule based on that color.

Red-labeled recycling bins will be picked up every other week starting Aug. 3. Yellow bins are slated for Aug. 10, and that schedule too is due for pickup every other week.

The city also released a list of acceptable recycled materials. Magazines, flattened cardboard, office paper and junk mail, newspapers, paper egg cartons, aluminum cans, tin cans and plastic Nos. 1-7 (no lids) will all be permitted.

The following items will not be accepted: glass, plastic bags, green waste, aerosol cans, plastic cutlery, waxed cartons, packing peanuts, pyrex and ceramics, hazardous waste, dirty food containers, oil or antifreeze containers, milk or juice cartons with waxed coating and electronic waste (computers, cellphones).

By |May. 23, 2015|

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