The Town of Belmont will begin rolling out new garbage and recycling carts for residents next week as it officially launches its automated collection service on Jan. 2, 2023. New carts will be delivered to each residence by the cart company during the week of Dec. 6-10. With this new recycling program, residents will be able to place all recyclable items directly into a new, larger recycling container. The 96-gallon carts will begin arriving at residents’ homes in December. The carts will replace the smaller bins currently used for residential recycling and come with wheels for easy maneuvering and attached lids to keep recyclables dry and secure. If you require a smaller cart due to physical limitations, contact Town Hall as soon as possible.

Casella will collect and dispose of any old unwanted containers and bins the week of Dec. 26-30. Write “Take with Trash” on the containers. The new recycling program is expected to increase the amount of recycling collected in the Town of Belmont. This translates to a cost savings for Belmont taxpayers because it is less expensive to process recycling than garbage. Recycling is also best for our environment.

The Town applied for and received a grant from The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit organization that works with city governments nationwide to transform their recycling programs. The Town of Belmont was selected to receive grant support because of its dedication to advancing recycling in the community. The grant from The Recycling Partnership, GlobalGiving, made in partnership with L’Oréal, will provide 2,500 new carts and includes funding for education and outreach about the new collection process.

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Author: Janis Carroll, The Laconia Daily Sun
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