Cary will issue 65 gallon rollout recycling carts that are three times larger than the old bins. And collection will move to every other week.
The switch, which begins Tuesday, will let customers not only recycle more, but also new types of recyclables including chipboard (such as cereal boxes and paper towel rolls), telephone books, mixed paper, and junk mail (including window envelopes and post cards).
Recycling will be collected on the same day as garbage and yard waste, but the bigger carts will only be picked up every other week at curbside. Garbage and yard waste will continue to be collected every week according to existing schedules.
Once residents receive their carts, the town will no longer collect recylables from the 18-gallon bins.
Customers living in apartments or condos may choose to receive a new cart or continue using the existing 18-gallon bin.
Residents can keep old bins or recycle them in the new recycling cart.
For more information, visit http://www.townofcary.org/news/news2009/curbsiderecycling.htm or call (919) 469-4090.