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Recycling service set to begin

Suffolk residents who signed up for recycling only have a few days left to pay in order to receive their bins in the first week of July.

TFC Recycling is urging the 2,500 people who said they were interested in curbside recycling to go online and pay for the first three months of service. Bins will be delivered beginning July 1 to those who have paid by June 30.

“They’re starting to come in pretty quick now,” said Ed Farmer, vice president of business development for TFC Recycling. “We just want to make sure everybody remembers they need to go pay that invoice so we can start delivering bins.”

Joel Rubin of Rubin Communications, the public relations firm for TFC Recycling, said the more people pay for the service, the better the program will work.

“We certainly would like to get as many as we can,” he said. “It makes more sense, economically and environmentally, to get as much as we can.”

The company is offering curbside recycling service to Suffolk residents at a rate of $12 per month. The recycling will be picked up every other week on the same day as the resident’s regular trash day. Those who pay for the service will receive 95-gallon bins, into which they can toss a variety of materials including newspaper, office paper, glass, Nos. 1 and 2 plastic bottles, aluminum and steel cans, and more.

Folks who never signed up, but would like the service, also can still add their name to the list as long as they pay immediately, Farmer said.

“We’re optimistic,” he said. “We need everybody to go in there and take care of the paperwork so we can get it out.”

Those who have submitted their billing information by June 30 will receive their bins beginning July 1. Those who wait until after that date could have to wait to get a bin and start receiving service.

“We need to get the payment next week so we can secure that delivery form,” Farmer said.

“We’re very anxious to get this going,” Rubin added. “A lot of people are anxious to have curbside recycling.”