In December 2015 the Portage Solid Waste Management District came to City Council to announce their plans to take their curbside recycling service to the next level — going from multiple “curb separated” bins to a single container system.
The single container system, with new fully automated recycling trucks rolling out to collect them, is considered state-of-the-art in the industry and these changes should go a long way towards improving productivity, protecting worker safety, controlling costs, and enhancing customer convenience — all of which should make Kent’s carbon footprint that much smaller and the environment that much happier.
If all goes as planned the Portage Solid Waste Management District should be passing out the new 90 gallon recycling carts in February — and in the spirit of re-use they’ve offered to let you keep your old recycling bins for use around the house and yard.
Once the new containers arrive, all you’ll have to do is toss your recyclables in and wheel the container out the curb on your collection day. No more curbside separation needed — they’ll take care of all of the sorting and separating at the recycling plant before the products are baled up and shipped out.
It’s a big step for the County recycling program and as home to the first recycling programs in the State of Ohio, Kent is proud to be on the leading edge of this change.
Here’s the scoop on the new program from Portage County Recycling.