Archive for Tuesday, November 6, 2012

City to recycle old trash cans

November 6, 2012


Get ready to say goodbye to those old trash cans. As crews begin to wrap up their distribution of the new city-mandated trash carts, residents soon will have their first opportunity to recycle their old trash cans.

City crews will come to your curb on Friday morning to pick up any trash cans that you no longer want to keep. The city asks that all trash cans be set out by 6 a.m. and that they be empty of trash. Residents should mark an “X” on the can to make it clear that it is to be taken by crews.

Plastic trash cans will be recycled by Rehrig Pacific, a cart manufacturer that will use the plastic to make new trash carts. Metal trash cans will be recycled for scrap metal.

City officials, however, are reminding residents they can keep their trash cans, if they so choose. Residents can use trash cans to set out yard waste materials. Residents, though, must use their city-issued, wheeled trash cart for their standard refuse.

The city will host one other trash can recycling day. It is set for Friday, Nov. 16.


Kat Christian 5 years, 1 month ago

I guess the East side of town doesn't rate new trash cans, because I don't have one and I've several homes in neighbor who do not. I'll just keep using my old cans, unless they want to bring me a new one. I'm not calling about it anymore.

HutchSaltHawk 5 years, 1 month ago

In the same boat, sunshine. They delivered to the neighborhood but forgot my street. Called City Hall and still no response.

SofaKing 5 years, 1 month ago

Why would I donate my old trash can to a for-profit company when I can use it to put leaves in and other yard waste instead of buying leaf bags from Westlake?

spirit_level 5 years, 1 month ago

The city does encourage you to keep and continue to use your old cans for yard waste, as the article clearly states.

Paul Hahn 5 years, 1 month ago

My cart was put out the evening of the 15th, with an "X" on every side. It's still here. What happened to the 11/16 pickups?

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