Curbside recycling to return after monthlong hiatus
Curbside recycling returns Feb. 1, Mayor Cooper said yesterday.
- The comeback follows a hiatus when recycling trucks had to reroute to fill-in for the city's embattled trash contractor.
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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