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Posted on: March 2, 2014

[ARCHIVED] The week of Monday, March 3, 2014 Recycle Route A is collected & 2013 Results

The week of Monday, March 3, 2014 Recycle Route A is collected. Recycle Route A is north of 3rd Ave N and all of Lake Kampeska and Derby Downs. For Single Stream recycling co-mingle all recycle materials in the tan container for collection every other week.

If you need a second recycling container, please go to our website to request one. The City of Watertown will deliver an additional Tan 95 gallon Single Stream recycling container to households requesting them.

Please place your collection containers out the night before your collection day to avoid missing the truck. Collection routes begin at 5:00 AM, and there is no set time when they will cover a certain area of town. Trucks are not rerouted to pick up containers that are put out late. All containers placed on the parkway or boulevard on the day of collection shall be removed on the same day following collection.
Remember-Never include glass in the recycle container. Glass is not recycled and causes injuries on the sort line.

REMOVE & DISCARD ALL LIDS. Plastic bottles with lids attached do not collapse and take up extra volume in the recycling. All the lids must be manually removed at the recycle facility which is not cost effective.

Here are the 2013 results of Single Stream Curbside Recycling Collection in Watertown:

• On December 31, 2013 there were 4,394 Tan 95 gallon Single Stream Collection Containers at Watertown residences indicating their participation in the curbside recycling program!
• 645 tons of Single Stream items were collected curbside in 2013!
• The 2013 Single Stream recycling tonnage collected was 59% higher than the dual stream recycling tonnage collected in 2012!
• Four of the first eight months of 2013 had Single Stream collection tonnage less than 50 tons per month.
• The final four months of 2013 all had Single Stream collection tonnage greater than 50 tons per month.
• December’s Single Stream recycling tonnage was the highest monthly total during all of 2013.
• Single Stream Recycling saves landfill space!

Thanks for your interest in and awesome support during the first year of the single stream curbside recycle program in Watertown! Please visit the Watertown website for further information or to request a recycle container.

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