With the help of a $649,000 grant from national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership, the City will deploy more than 18,600 new rolling, lidded recycling carts and fund education and outreach around the schedule change and recycling for good. Wheeled carts roll easily to the collection point, provide more capacity for recyclables, and reduce litter by protecting your recyclables from the elements.
Each residence within the bin-serviced area will have a cart delivered with educational materials enclosed. This change and moving to every other week collection spring through fall will greatly increase recycling capacity for residents. “Recycling makes sense in many ways. It reduces our landfill costs, generates some revenue, and, most importantly, it’s a better choice for the environment,” said Mayor Tom Barrett. “I appreciate the opportunity to grow recycling in Milwaukee, and I thank the partners who have made that possible.”
Each year City of Milwaukee residents recycle over 50 million pounds of materials through the City’s curbside program. Milwaukee’s recycling transformation is expected to yield more than 10 million new pounds of recyclables each year, creating valuable and needed supply for local packaging producers and manufacturers. The City of Milwaukee was selected to receive grant support because of its dedication to advancing recycling throughout the community and for the over 180,000 households it serves.
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