Years ago, our city had a curbside recycling program. Families simply put their recyclables in a blue bin and set it out at the curb alongside their trash cans on trash day. Unfortunately, the program ended in 2002 because of high costs.
Of course, we still have had recycling drop-off centers where people can go and drop off items to be recycled. But the convenience of a curbside pickup program has been missed. I'm sure many people like us have had the desire to recycle but have found it hard to get to the recycling drop-off centers during their open hours.
Recently, though, there was a news article in our local paper about a new curbside recycling business here in town called Green Guys Recycling. Every Saturday morning, they pick up a variety of items: paper, cardboard, glass, batteries, plastics 1-7, aluminum cans, styrofoam, and more. It's very affordable too-- only $15 a month, with savings if you pay for 3, 6, or 12 months at a time. We signed up a few days ago and they came on Saturday morning and picked up our recyclables. I'm really excited to have a curbside recycling service again. If you live in the area, I encourage you to sign up with Green Guys Recycling.