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Jamaica Plain is getting Big Recycling Bins for Single Stream Recycling!!!!

Recycle More! Big Bins coming to Jamaica Plain!

Join the Mayor and Chief Jim Hunt to kick off the big bin distribution to our neighborhood.

Tuesday, June 23rd

11 AM

Curtis Hall Lawn

20 South Street

Jamaica Plain MA 02130

On July 1, 2009, Mayor Menino is instituting a new convenient way for Boston residents to recycle more. Residents no longer have to separate paper and cardboard from cans and bottles. Instead residents can mix all recyclable materials together in one larger container.

Mixing paper, bottles, cans and plastic containers together is known in the recycling industry as “single-stream” recycling. This method allows residents to use a single large recycling container rather than the traditional “dual-stream” using a14-gallon blue bin for bottles and cans, and a paper bag for paper.

Over the next 12 months, Public Works will be delivering large 64-gallon wheeled-carts to residents’ homes (who live in single-family houses up to and including 6-unit apartment buildings or condominiums) across the City. Owners of larger residential buildings (7 or more units) provide their own wheeled-carts, as required by law. These recycling carts are being paid for with savings achieved from this year’s reduced trash costs.

Residents in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury are being informed that the “Recycle More” program is coming to their neighborhood when they see a big banner in their square (like the beautiful banner we have today), and by way of a postcard, which is in the mail this week, followed by an instructional brochure being distributed next week, then the carts arrive in Jamaica Plain the week of July 6. Carts for Roxbury, Mission Hill, during the next 3 weeks of July

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Comment by Colleen Keller on June 24, 2009 at 9:42am
My plan is to keep my small blue bin inside and empty it into the bigger bin every couple days and then just roll that big one out every so often. Recycling will also pick up small blue bins, and now you do not have to separate papers from plastic, throw it all in together!
Comment by Catherine Niedzwiecki on June 23, 2009 at 11:05pm
Hmmm... 64 gallons? That's huge! We do really well with the smaller blue bins and we have a nice system going. I think we'll continue with those. I'll see what I think when I actually see these monster bins.
Comment by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on June 19, 2009 at 3:29pm

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