Curbside recycling coming next month
Homeowners in Carbonear are being encouraged to get on board a new curbside recycling program that is scheduled to kick off on Monday, June 4.
It’s part of the town’s efforts to reduce the amount of garbage it transports to the Robin Hood Bay waste management facility in St. John’s.
The recycling program has been in the planning stages for many months, and residents can expect to receive an information package this week that includes a recycling “starter kit.”
Once up and running, the threestream program will require that homeowners separate their garbage, aluminum and plastic containers and paper products.
Regular household garbage will be collected at the curbside every week, while recyclables will be picked up biweekly.
“It would be a great cost-saving measure if everyone participated,” said town administrator Cynthia David.
That’s because municipalities are charged some $65 per tonne for waste delivered to Robin Hood Bay, and $20plus for recyclables.
The town signed a three-year contract in January for solid waste collection services at a cost of some $700,000.
Town officials believe widespread participation in the program will reduce costs, and help divert waste from going into the landfill.
The program will mirror those already underway in places such as St. John’s and Paradise, Davis added.