Friday, May 10, 2013

The State of Recycling In Sanford

Great news — recycling in the City of Sanford is at an all-time high.

In December of 2012, the City replaced Waste Management’s small green bins with large, 96-gallon roll out carts for recyclables.

By The Numbers

In the first quarter of 2013, residents recycled 355.62 tons, a 100-percent increase over the same time period in 2012. In turn, residents sent 204.22 fewer tons to landfills.

So what does that mean? “The program’s working,” says Larry Craig, Solid Waste Superintendent. What’s more, residents are recycling at a higher rate than projected – and that could lead to cost savings down the road.

The success of the recycling program “is a tribute to our citizens,” points out Mayor Cornelia Olive. “They have just responded so well to this initiative.”

Next Up

You can expect more changes to the City’s Solid Waste Services, Craig notes. The City will phase out the old garbage carts and replace them with new ones starting in June, he says.

1 comment:

  1. Would love to see Lee County recycle all plastics 1-7 instead of just 1&2 as our City trash does ! What can we do to get this done ???