The new Bloomington recycling carts are being delivered across the city now. (WJBC file photo)
By Stephanie Pawlowski
BLOOMINGTON - Bloomington is about two-thirds of the way through delivery of the new recycling carts.
City Manager David Hales said it will take a few more weeks to finish. If you see a neighbor has a cart and you haven't gotten one yet but signed up for the program, Hales said you should call the public works department.
"Call 434-2225. Put in a request, because even though we try to identify all the homes that are recycling, there's probably some that we missed," Hales said.
Delivery is expected to be done by the end of November. There are another five to six thousand recycling carts that have to be delivered.
Anyone who has a new recycling cart can start using it right away. 16,000 Bloomington residents have signed up for the new single stream automated recycling program, which now has a 61 percent participation rate.
Hales said residents who have an old recycling cart and don't know what to do with it can also call the city's public works department.
"We are going to, any of those that are put out, try to get them into the schools or other places that do want to recycle, and, they need some containers," Hales said. "We will kind of recycle the recycle bins and try to get those out to the school."
Stephanie Pawlowski can be reached at Stephanie.Pawlowski@Cumulus.com