It's just as easy as taking out the trash!
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There are two major recycling improvements underway at SOCRRA:
Currently SOCRRA collects materials in two streams – paper, and everything else (plastic, metal, glass containers), requiring recycling drivers to separate the two. Mixed recycling is when all recyclables can be mixed together in both the recycling container and recycling truck. The sorting of materials is done at the MRF, rather than by the recycling drivers.
SOCRRA is making recycling as easy as taking out the trash! Proven benefits of switching to carts include more recyclables collected, increased convenience for residents to fit all their recyclables into one container, increased safety for workers, and potential cost savings. More materials diverted for recycling will increase revenue sharing for member communities thereby reducing disposal costs.
The following are key dates for major activities. These dates are subject to change.
Carts will be distributed over the summer of 2017 to SOCRRA’s 100,000 households.
Recyclables will still be collected and processed during the Mixed Recycling MRF Construction period. SOCRRA has arranged for recyclables to be processed at another facility so there will be no disruption to the collection of recyclables while the MRF is undergoing construction.
All other recycling operations at Troy including Recycling Drop-Off, Household Hazardous Waste disposal, and Electronics Recycling will continue during the construction shut-down period.
A comprehensive education and outreach campaign will be conducted before, during, and after the cart distribution. Each community will be actively involved in this campaign, and we will be using existing communication tools for this purpose. Here is a list of activities identified so far: