New Single-Stream Recycling Cart Delivery Starts November

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SRQ DAILY MONDAY BUSINESS EDITION MONDAY NOV 4, 2019

Delivery of new single stream recycling carts for solid waste customers living in unincorporated portions of Sarasota County started last Friday. The carts are part of the county's new single-stream recycling program, which will allow residents to place all recyclable material into one container, instead of separating the items into two separate bins for curbside collection. Weather permitting, up to 3,400 carts will be delivered each day, Mondays through Saturdays. Deliveries of the new carts are anticipated to be completed by December 20, with the single-stream recycling collection starting the week of January 6, 2020. "Just a reminder that if residents use the new carts prior to Jan. 6, material will not be collected," said Wendi Crisp, outreach coordinator for Sarasota County Solid Waste. "To help residents remember when to begin using the carts, we are encouraging everyone to think, new year, new cart." The new carts roll easily to the curb, have lids which help keep materials contained and dry, reduce windblown litter and provide more capacity for recyclable materials. For the transition to single stream recycling Sarasota County partnered with organizations including Waste Management and the Recycling Partnership, a national non-profit organization, who provided a grant to help purchase the new carts. In addition, Single Stream Recyclers, which is based in Sarasota County, will handle the processing of materials after collection. Residents are encouraged to visit this link to see the anticipated delivery date of their new carts. 

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