Columbus City Councilmember Eileen Paley kicked off the fifth and final implementation phase of RecyColumbus this morning, signaling the completed rollout of the city-wide residential recycling program.
“Columbus residents have enthusiastically embraced recycling in every neighborhood where it has been implemented,” said Mayor Michael Coleman.
Columbus residents in the following list of areas will receive their new blue recycling bins between Deecmber 10th and January 12th:
- Far Northeast side east of I-270
- Krumm Park (East Columbus Gateway)
- Milo-Grogan neighborhood east of I-71
- Near East side north of East Broad street between I-71 and Columbus-Bexley border
- North Linden and South Linden
- Northeast side
- Northland area south of S.R. 161 and east of I-71
The bi-weekly recycling collection service will begin for this phase on Friday, February 1st and will alternate each week with existing yard waste pickup service. Collection service for phase four begins today.
“For years, residents had voiced strong support for a City sponsored residential recycling program,” said Councilmember Paley. “The participation in Columbus neighborhoods proves families understand the need to protect the environment and lower waste disposal costs for the City.”
With the completion of the implementation of recycling collection services, RecyColumbus will service approxmiately 215,000 households throughout the city. Since June 2012, over 7,500 tons of recycable materials have been collected, saving the City of Columbus nearly $419,000 in tipping fees at the Franklin County landfill.
More information about the program can be found online at www.RecycleColumbus.org.