Recycling bins being delivered

Published 10:42 pm Thursday, August 11, 2011

TFC Recycling worker Rudy McQueary unloads a 95-gallon “blue bin” at a subscription service customer’s home last year. Citywide curbside recycling collection begins next month.

Suffolk homeowners began receiving their blue, 95-gallon recycling bins this week from TFC Recycling.

The citywide program is set to begin the first week of September. Residents can start filling their bins immediately with recyclables such as newspapers, magazines, junk mail, cardboard, paperboard, aluminum, steel and tin cans, plastic bottles and glass containers.

Recycling will be picked up every two weeks. Residents will soon be notified when their pickup rotation begins.

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Each can will be picked up twice a month on the regular trash day. The city’s garbage routes will be split in two — for example, among the residents whose trash is picked up on Tuesday, half will put their recycling cans out one week, and the other half will have theirs picked up the next week.

The cans will come with details on how to use them and information on the Recycling Perks program, which provides residents who put their cans out with rewards such as coupons.

Residents with questions should contact the city’s refuse collection hotline at 514-7670.