Houston Expanding Automated Curbside Recycling

Houston Expanding Automated Curbside Recycling

Houston is expanding its automated curbside recycling program.

The city’s Solid Waste Management Department said in a news release it is adding 35,000 households to the program. Residents will receive one 96-gallon green automated cart similar to the black automated waste cart.

Materials that residents can recycle include newspapers, magazines, office paper, junk mail, cardboard, paperboard, paper bags, glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin and steel cans and plastics 1-5 and 7.

The automated recycling program began in Houston in 2009. Plans call for the program to expand to another 70,000 homes in the fall.

“This is the first of two expansions this calendar year where we will double the number of homes with single-stream recycling,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “Our recycling efforts show great financial responsibility in not paying to dispose of valuable commodities, as well as creates local jobs by appropriately managing resources.”

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