The District 1 Council still has a few of the old blue bins available if you need one or two to tide you over until you receive your new blue, garbage-can-style, rolling and lidded bin from the City. The City will start delivering the new containers the week of November 28th, BUT you will not be able to set these out for your weekly pick up until JANUARY 16. We believe this delay may be due to the fact that different trucks are needed to deal with them AND a new schedule for delivery will be set up. So check back here...
If you can't get a temporary blue bin to use until January 16, you can set recycling out at the curb in paper bags or in any container that is LESS THAN 18 GALLONS...
Once we start with the new containers in January, you can keep your old bins and reuse them for some other purpose (they are easy to clean and a convenient size for storing and carrying things), or there will be information about how to recycle them coming later. YOU CANNOT RECYCLE THEM AT THE CURB OR IN THE NEW CONTAINERS. There will be drop off sites selected, including at our office.
ALSO - District 1 has free kitchen composting kits for people. If you have a backyard compost pile, or you want to collect kitchen scraps to take to the County composting sites, we can provide you with a free starter kit for collecting this material. Call 651-578-7600 to make sure we are here when you want to pick one up.