Naperville residents will be rolling out new recycling carts as early as September.
The Naperville City Council is aiming to encourage recycling through the use of carts that resemble the garbage receptacles already used throughout the city.
Residents will be given the option of a 32-, 64-, or 96-gallon cart for a charge of $3 on their utility bill over the next 12 months.
“We are responding to the citizen survey where people said they wanted more opportunities to recycle,” Naperville Communications Manager Linda LaCloche said. “But we also obviously want to encourage residents to recycle more and to divert more from the waste stream.”
Opting out of the program is also an option for those who choose not to recycle.
The city will send out postcards for residents to indicate which size cart they would like to receive or if they are opting out. If postcards are not returned by the August first deadline, the resident’s preference will default to the 96-gallon container.
The carts are scheduled to arrive at homes on September second and after a one-week period, the city will not pick up any other recycling container.
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