RecyColumbus Program Kicks Off Today
City officials and neighborhood leaders gathered today at the Rumpke Recycling Facility to kick off the new citywide curbside recycling program — officially being dubbed “RecyColumbus” — which will gradually roll out over the next year.
“It’s been a long wait, but I’m proud that residential recycling is finally here for our city, our neighborhoods and our environment,” said Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “This program will make Columbus greener while saving millions of dollars in landfill fees.”
The new recycling program will be rolled out in five phases over the next nine months, based on yard waste pickup days. Over 50,000 homes on the west and southwest sides of Columbus will be first in line to receive the 64-gallon blue recycling containers between mid-April and mid-May with collection scheduled to start on June 4th.
“This program marks an important next step toward increasing our diversion rate and prolonging the life of our landfill,” said Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther. “RecyColumbus also sets a path forward for Columbus and all of Central Ohio to work together to increase our recycling efforts and to do so in the most effective and efficient way possible.”
The RecyColumbus program will serve over 227,000 households after it has been fully rolled out by February 2013.
More information can be found online at www.RecycleColumbus.org.