Jan 19, 2022 - News

Curbside recycling to return after monthlong hiatus

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Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Curbside recycling returns Feb. 1, Mayor Cooper said yesterday.

Why it matters: The move will make recycling much more convenient. Residents for about a month had to haul their own recycling to a handful of local collection sites.

What they're saying: Cooper thanked city workers "for working long hours to cover for the failures of a private company."

What's next: The city's private trash service, Red River Waste Solutions, filed for bankruptcy in October and struggled to keep up with its schedule of weekly collections.

  • City lawyers will ask the bankruptcy court to allow Metro to hire another trash collector until a permanent solution is finalized.
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