After a successful pilot project, the program is now being implemented permanently. The carts are scheduled to roll out by quadrant and once all residents in a quadrant have their carts, then collection will begin as follows:
Southwest: Week of July 17
Northeast: Week of September 4
Northwest: Week of August 14
Southeast: Week of October 2
”Green carts should be filled first, with extra yard waste placed in paper yard waste bags and set away from the side of the cart to be picked up on collection day,” said Green Cart Implementation Leader, Philippa Wagner in a release.
Switch to two separate collection days
Southwest residents are also being reminded that starting the week of July 17 they will have new collection days:
Green and blue carts will be picked up every week on the same day.
Black carts will be picked up once every two weeks on a different day.
Wagner says, “residents will find that by using their green cart for food and yard waste, they can cut their garbage in half since most waste can be composted or recycled.”
Here’s a refresher for what you can put in the green bins.