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West Hartford to go to Weekly Recycling Schedule with Paine's Inc. [ed. based on a study by DSM Environmental Services and MSW Consultants]

June 26, 2017

West Hartford to go to Weekly Recycling Schedule with Paine's Inc. [ed. based on a study by DSM Environmental Services and MSW Consultants] | hc-west-hartford-weekly-recycling-starts-monda-001

Source: Mikaela Porter, Hartford Courant

WEST HARTFORD, CT - Starting next Monday, West Hartford residents will have the option to bring recyclable materials to the curb for weekly pickup.

Weekly pickup stemmed from a new, favorable contract with Paine's Inc. recycling and disposal company and feedback from residents requesting weekly pickup this past winter, public works director John Phillips said Monday.

Recycling will be done on the same days as regular trash pickup. Next week's holiday, however, will delay trash and recycling pickup by one day, Phillips said.

Currently, the town spends $3.6 million for weekly garbage pickup and biweekly recycling pickup, Phillips said. Under a new 10-year contract, with the option to renew in five years, weekly garbage pickup and biweekly recycling is projected to cost $2.3 million, Phillips said.

"Our greatest need is to reduce waste – period," Phillips said. "Having a weekly [recycling] collection really puts it on the same tier as waste-management by offering a convenient and frequent pickup."

Starting Saturday, Paine's will pick up extra carts from residents with more than one cart. Residents should put carts curbside before 6 a.m. on collection day and make sure they are at least 2 feet apart.

More information is available on the town's public work web page, found on the town's website, www.westhartfordct.gov. Phillips said that for more information on what to recycle, go to howtorecycle.info or recyclect.com.