-- Before (above):
Before implementation of the
City's program, volunteers at
Colonial Square collected
recyclable materials in their own
vehicles once a month.
Stan Forrest shows how easy it to
use the new recycling curbcarts at
Colonial Square. Curbcarts are
generally placed next to the trash
dumpsters for added convenience.
Highrise recycling (right):
At University Towers, Aaron
Homes empties containers from
each floor into the recycling
curbcarts. The curbcarts are then
brought to street level for service
by Recycle Ann Arbor.
Until recently, over half the population in the City of Ann
Arbor received no convenient recycling services. Now, thanks to an
ambitious, cost-effective apartment recycling program being imple-
mented by the City in conjunction with Recycle Ann Arbor, every
resident in the city will have weekly recycling service by May, 1992.
The heart of this program is a two-curbcart system (newspa-
per & containers) serviced by the same recycling trucks that handle
the curbside collection routes. Each set of two curbcarts can service
up to 25 apartment units. In addition to the curbcarts, each apartment
is offered a set of two five-gallon recycling totes for home storage.
Apartment with less than five units will continue to use the curbside
recycling service used by single family homes.
"I think the program is wonderful," says Janis Hagin,
recycling committee member for Colonial Square Cooperative,
p " People who came up to me initially and said there was no way that
they could find the time to recycle are now out there putting their
materials in the carts -- the program is that convenient."
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