Mayor Michael B. Coleman today reminds residents who live in north or northeast Columbus that their first residential recycling collection is on Friday, February 1. The start of recycling collections in north and northeast neighborhoods marks the fifth and final phase of implementation of the City’s residential recycling program RecyColumbus.
“Columbus residents have enthusiastically welcomed recycling in all neighborhoods where the program has been implemented so far,” said Mayor Coleman. “Since the program was started in June, more than 10,000 tons of recyclables have been collected, saving more than $555,000 in tipping fees at the County landfill.”
Recycling collections will begin in the following neighborhoods on Friday:
- Far Northeast side east of I-270
- Krumm Park (East Columbus Gateway)
- Milo-Grogan neighborhood east of I-71
- Near East side north of East Broad Street between I-71 and the Columbus-Bexley border
- North Linden and South Linden
- Northeast side
- Northland area south of S.R. 161 and east of I-71
“City Council continues to be amazed and pleased by the level of support the recycling program is seeing in our neighborhoods,” said Councilmember Eileen Y. Paley. “Families understand recycling is the right thing to do and Columbus is a better community because of the program.”
Recycling is collected at no additional cost to residents on a bi-weekly schedule, alternating with yard waste collection. With the start of recycling collections in north and northeast Columbus, RecyColumbus will serve approximately 191,000 households. Columbus residents living in single-family homes or in a building with four units or less that is not part of a complex are eligible for this new convenient and easy-to-use city service.
Residents can learn what to do when the recycling cart is delivered to their home by watching an educational video online at www.recyclecolumbus.org, where residents can also find out what their collection day is and more about recycling. The video is part of public outreach and education program that includes community presentations, neighborhood posters and displays, media coverage, phone call reminders to recycle and television public service announcements.
Residents can also connect online at: Facebook.com/ ColumbusPublicService and twitter.com/ColumbusDPS or search for #RecycleColumbus. RecyColumbus is a program of the City of Columbus Department of Public Service.