In effort to lower the cost of trash collection and make recycling easier for residents, the City of Bridgeton will start a new single-stream recycling program this week.
Single-Stream Recycling (SSR) means that residents will no longer have to sort papers from plastics from glass, but can place all recyclable materials into one large 96-gallon red container for curbside pick-up along with the regular household trash in the big blue container. The new 96-gallon red recycling containers are being delivered to residential homes throughout the city over the next 2 weeks.
“Instead of people breaking down recycling materials into separate containers, residents will be able to place all recyclables into one large red container and be done with it. Red means recycling and blue means regular trash,” said Bridgeton Public Works Director Dean Dellaquila.